Johan Sebastian Bach – The Suites For Unaccompanied Cello

Johan Sebastian Bach – The Suites For Unaccompanied Cello

About the work:
The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach are acclaimed as some of the greatest works ever written for solo cello. They were most likely composed during the period 1717–1723, when Bach served as a Kapellmeister in Cöthen. The suites contain a great variety of technical devices, a wide range of emotional content, and some of Bach’s most compelling voice interactions and conversations. It is their intimacy, however, that has made the suites amongst Bach’s most popular works today, resulting in their different recorded interpretations being fiercely defended by their respective advocates. The suites have been transcribed for numerous instruments, including the violin, viola, double bass, viola da gamba, piano, marimba, classical guitar, recorder, horn, saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon, trumpet trombone, euphonium, and tuba.

Track List:
cd1
01. Suite I – Dur : I Prelude (1:55)
02. Suite I – Dur : II Allemande (3:58)
03. Suite I – Dur : III Courante (2:42)
04. Suite I – Dur : IV Sarabande (2:23)
05. Suite I – Dur : V Menuet 1 & 2 (3:12)
06. Suite I – Dur : VI Gigue (1:45)
07. Suite II – Moll : I Prelude (2:57)
08. Suite II – Moll : II Allemande (3:13)
09. Suite II – Moll : III Courante (2:11)
10. Suite II – Moll : IV Sarabande (4:21)
11. Suite II – Moll : V Menuet 1 & 2 (3:00)
12. Suite II – Moll : VI Gigue (2:34)
13. Suite III – Dur : I Prelude (3:11)
14. Suite III – Dur : II Allemande (3:40)
15. Suite III – Dur : III Courante (3:02)
16. Suite III – Dur : IV Sarabande (3:51)
17. Suite III – Dur : V Menuet 1 & 2 (3:42)
18. Suite III – Dur : VI Gigue (3:13)
cd2
01. Suite IV – Prelude (3:07)
02. Suite IV – Allemande (3:36)
03. Suite IV – Courante (3:11)
04. Suite IV – Sarabande (3:33)
05. Suite IV – Bouréé (4:47)
06. Suite IV – Gigue (2:56)
07. Suite V – Prelude (5:03)
08. Suite V – Allemande (4:40)
09. Suite V – Courante (2:17)
10. Suite V – Sarabande (3:18)
11. Suite V – Gavotte (4:17)
12. Suite V – Gigue (2:22)
13. Suite VI – Prelude (4:26)
14. Suite VI – Allemande (5:45)
15. Suite VI – Courante (3:24)
16. Suite VI – Sarabande (4:25)
17. Suite VI – Gavotte I & II (4:19)
18. Suite VI – Gigue (3:59)

About the player:
Heinrich Schiff (born 18 November 1951, Gmunden, Austria) is an Austrian cellist and conductor. He studied cello with Tobias Kühne and André Navarra and made his solo debut in Vienna and London in 1971. He studied conducting with Hans Swarovsky,and made his conducting debut in 1986.
Schiff was Artistic Director of the Northern Sinfonia from 1990 to 1996, and recorded with them for the NMC label. He also held chief conductorships with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra (Sjællands Symfoniorkester; 1996-1999) and the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur.
In 2004, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and served in the post from 2005 to 2008. He stood down from the post in 2008 for health reasons.
Schiff plays the “Mara” Stradivarius (1711) and “Sleeping Beauty” made by Montagnana in Venice in 1739. His recording of the Bach Cello Suites won prizes, and his recording of the Shostakovich concertos won the Grand Prix du Disque. His recording of the Brahms Double Concerto with Frank Peter Zimmermann and Wolfgang Sawallisch won the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis.  Composers who have written cello concertos for Schiff include John Casken and Friedrich Cerha.

mp3, 320 kbps, cd ripping, 124:15 minutes
Covers & info included.

Part1 —–   Part2 —–   Part3

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