Violinist Christian Tetzlaff recorded Bach's Sonatas and Partitas in 1993, bringing a remarkably high level of technical finesse and musical maturity to his performances. He scans phrases with astute harmonic awareness and subtle accentuation to the point where his generally fast tempos and penchant for detached articulation never sound metronomic or mechanical. Cases in point can be found in the Presto movements from the G minor sonata and B minor partita, and the E major partita's famous Preludio. Tetzlaff's beautiful, focused tone often belies the fact that he employs vibrato sparingly. Moreover, his varied chord playing and effortless ability to clarify and shape Bach's real and implied polyphony in the fugues and throughout the D minor partita's imposing Chaconne give the illusion of at least two fiddlers at work.