Yes, it is time for another red flag. I have done this before. I might start doing this more often. I do not enjoy saying negative things about a musician. I fully understand how difficult it is for most musicians to make a living doing what they love and what they have worked so hard at. However, there is also room for the consumer; caution signs. Do not enter. Do not spend your money on this album. Today I am referring to Jonian Ilias Kadesha’s album, Hommage à J. S. B.: Works for Solo Violin released by Linn Records. He has no sensitivity to Bach or how the violin should speak for Bach. Oddly, he does play Partita No. 2 in D minor: I. Allemande very well. I would even say it is beautiful, but the rest of the album is nauseating. This is incredibly unfortunate as there are some great selections for this album.
Jonian Ilias Kadesha should not be allowed anywhere near a violin.
Author Richard J Tilley