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David Russell is a leading exponent of Baroque music – one of a few classical guitar virtuosos who are rediscovering masterpieces from that period and transcribing them.

So why does Johann Sebastian Bach work so well on the guitar?

The music “almost transcends the instrument itself”, says Russell. “Maybe he wrote it thinking of one instrument, but often it doesn’t rely on instrumental tricks or devices. It’s very pure in its conception – and each instrument can bring its own qualities to the music.”

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