If you’re in need of some beauty in your life – and I think if we’re honest we could all use a little more of it – I would recommend taking a listen to Julia Fischer’s Bach for solo violin. Here I have selected the Minuets from the 3rd Partita in E Major, which are short, simple, and light-hearted. But her complete catalogue is available on Spotify or even on YouTube.
Every concert violinist worth their salt records the unaccompanied Bach Sonatas & Partitas at least once – often many times – in their career, so there is no lack of listening options out there. However, Fischer’s displays a depth, character, warmth, and resonance unique to her and I think is noteworthy among the others. When she plays, it truly feels like Bach is living through his music to this day!