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Ray Chen

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Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006  
I. Preludio
Johann Sebastian Bach; Ray Chen
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001  
II. Fuga. Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach; Ray Chen
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004  
III. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Ray Chen
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003  
IV. Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach; Ray Chen
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005  
III. Largo
Johann Sebastian Bach; Ray Chen
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006  
III. Gavotte en Rondeau
Johann Sebastian Bach; Ray Chen
Total Playing Time    25:18
Award-winning recording artist Ray Chen, dubbed “the ray of sunshine in the violin world” (The Times), announces his new studio album fully professionally recorded and released from home during the global lockdown. Entitled Solace, Ray shares works from J. S. Bach’s "Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin". To achieve Solace, Ray built a professional studio from scratch in his very own home. He sourced the best recording equipment possible and remotely enlisted the help of record producer Jonathan Allen to handle the logistics of installing and setting up his ‘studio’ to perfection. The events of 2020 which brought the world to a standstill have also created a time for self-reflection, and a renewed appreciation of the power of music. Ray explains, “Music heals the soul, it calms us, centres us, and creates focus in our lives. Bach’s music, in particular, written so far ahead of its time, reminds us of an important message: that humanity struggles onwards despite the odds.”
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