Jonian Ilias Kadesha should not be allowed anywhere near a violin.


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.