Dave Tate turned me on to this and I’m guessing you’ll either love it or hate it. It’s jazz guitarist Pete Downes’ take on Bach’s Partita 3, and then for reference here’s John Williams playing it the way we’re used to hearing it, which is of course new compared to what Bach would have heard, so….

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4 Responses to “Bach Partita – Old(er) and New”

  1. Lawrence Tendler says:

    Pete Downes is an incredible guitarists ,but I prefer Williams and the sound of a traditional classical guitar .I wish Williams would change his guitar.The smallman sounds ugly and artificial and does Williams no favours. Williams is a phenomenal player though but we all know that .And Pete Downes does an amazing job too ,making this piece sound easy but ,for my taste ,it sounds better on classocal guitar as I already stated.

  2. Lawrence Tendler says:

    Bach is universal music which sounds good on pretty much any instrument , electric guitar or even a smallman ,or maybe not. John Williams needs to return to playing a guitar with real sound quality ,not the lattice junk.

  3. Jude says:

    I love them both.

  4. The Same piece two different approaches depending upon what mood you arwe in botth are great!


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