A new release from Vivat must surely place cellist Viola de Hoog amongst the great performers of Bach’s Cello Suites
With Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello one often hears performers struggling against the technical difficulties in an apparent exhibition of how clever they are in overcoming them. Other performers others sail, apparently effortlessly, over the virtuosic demands but seem to have little depth. Finally there is a small number of artists that provide effortless virtuosity with fine musicianship.
Amongst the latter category must surely be Viola de Hoog who, on her superb new release for Vivat shows musicianship of a high order.