If I were to keep only one music, it would be the Chaconne. For 30 years it has always traveled by my side, has always been a companion forcing me to surpass myself instrumentally and artistically for the greatest of all joys.
A century and a half after Bach composed the piece, Johannes Brahms wrote:
‘The Chaconne is for me one of the most wonderful, incomprehensible pieces of music. On a single staff, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and the most powerful feelings. If I were to imagine how I might have made, conceived the piece, I know for certain that the overwhelming excitement and awe would have driven me mad.’