“I have just finished listening to this greatest of all masterpieces for the violin and want to express my great enthusiasm for Ughi’s interpretation. In my opinion, this recording stands very comfortably along with the greatest versions of this work that have ever be recorded. Ughi’s scholarship is impeccable, and he uses it with tenderness and warmth that Bach’s voicing demands and also with the strength and power that reflect some of this greatest polyphonie statements. His tone is totally compatible with the spirit of this great music, and he invests the music with the all the drama of Bach’s humanity.”—Jack Pfeiffer
Uto Ughi showed remarkable talent from earliest childhood; in this first public concert at the age of seven he played the Chaconne from Bach's Partita No. 2 and several Paganini Capriccios. He then went on to study with George Enescu, who had been Yehudi Menuhin's teacher.