"In the hands of Svarfvar and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, what seems to be impossible to combine actually sounds strikingly organic, natural and flowing.
All driven by an exquisite musicianship, with a temperament far from the somewhat conceptual character that imprinted the composer Max Richter's similar recomposition of Vivaldi some years ago. The ”fact that Infinite Bach" has already become a hit on the streaming platforms feels obvious."
-Martin Nyström, Dagens Nyheter
"The paraphraser's art is not easy, but Ullén seems to have a special feeling for it in the recently released album Infinite Bach: Bach recomposed.
The golden edge of the whole thing is set by Christian Svarfvar's dazzling tonality and multifaceted expressive and emotionally empathetic playing, which leaves nothing to be desired."
-Mats Liljeroos, Hufvudstadsbladet
"Think Max Richter's version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", only darker and more urban. Or Vikingur Olafsson's "Bach Reworks", just more danceable.
Svarfvar himself plays with magnetic attraction together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, virtuoso and fierce. Exciting stuff."
- Maren Ørstavik, Aftenposten
"The most ecstatic moments of classical music are wonderful - but too short: I want to stop and rest in these moments, loop them, build layer upon layer until the listener achieves a hypnotic state, an extended pleasure"
- Johan Ullén
‘The Bach violin concertos are not only one of the Baroque period highlights, but are one of the foundations of the entire history of music’ writes Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar on his new album of Bach Re Composed by fellow Swede Johan Ullén. ‘
It’s a whole world of beauty in 60 minutes. Then you may ask yourself: why recompose something that is already so perfect?’ The result is this brilliant album of re-composed Bach concertos, with a fearless and technically challenging stratospheric solo violin part contrasting with enriched cellos and basses.
Bach was forward-looking and his influence has traveled the centuries, influencing jazz, rock, and pop musicians as well as every classical composer who came after him.
INFINITE BACH VIDEO
Infinite Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042, I. Allegro