Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6

Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6

by Pablo Casals
     
 

It was the great Catalan cellist Pablo Casals who brought Bach's Suites for Solo Cello into the standard concert repertory. These days, self-respecting cellists always have all six suites under their fingers. Before Casals came along, however, this music was misunderstood and neglected; some musicians even felt that the rich cello linesSee more details below

Overview

It was the great Catalan cellist Pablo Casals who brought Bach's Suites for Solo Cello into the standard concert repertory. These days, self-respecting cellists always have all six suites under their fingers. Before Casals came along, however, this music was misunderstood and neglected; some musicians even felt that the rich cello lines were lacking piano accompaniment. One can imagine the joy listeners felt upon discovering these masterpieces through Casals's hands, and the persuasive power of his performances still blazes forth from these old recordings. The playing is not always immaculate, and for those used to modern ideas of Baroque performance practice, the cellist's romantic-style interpretive liberties may be jolting. But many decades later -- and many recordings later, too -- music lovers continue to turn to these performances for their unrivaled passion and imaginativeness.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2000
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943191521
catalogNumber:
8110915-16

Tracks

  1. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals
  2. Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals
  3. Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals
  4. Suite for solo cello No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals
  5. Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals
  6. Suite for solo cello No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals
  7. Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue for organ in C major, BWV 564: Adagio in A minor  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals  - Nikolai Mednikoff
  8. English Suite for keyboard No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: Musette  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals  - Nikolai Mednikoff
  9. Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 868), BWV 478  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals  - Blas Net
  10. Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: Andante  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals  - Blas Net
  11. Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals

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