Xingye Li plays Allegro BWV 1003 by Bach

Xingye Li plays Allegro BWV 1003 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) on a 2014 Roy Fankhänel guitar. This is from Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003. This video is via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. Support Siccas because they are doing fantastic work!

As I said last week for his recording of Villa-lobos, Li kind of reminds me of Yamashita’s style and tone: tons of risk and exciting despite being rough around the edges on occasion. I love how much risk he takes as he ‘goes for it’ plus he has some of the most impressive dynamic contrasts I’ve heard on guitar. Fantastic. Li was born in China and has a vast number of accomplishments as well as three albums, you can learn more about him via his sponsor, Hannabach Strings where they posted a bio.


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