Notes & Reviews:
Of Lara St. John's 2001 recording of Bach's two solo violin concertos and the double violin concerto with her brother Scott, American Record Guide said, "I can't even think of a recording that I would name as second best to this one. This recording is in a class by itself." With Ariana Ghez, the principal oboist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the J.S. Bach concertos for violin are now complete with the inclusion of the oboe/violin concerto in C minor.
St. John's approach to these demanding works is a combination of supple grace and power.
She makes the most ordinary passages come to life.