J.S. Bach
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Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Anner Bylsma
Instrumentation:Cello
Individual Works:Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony Classical Vivarte
Catalog Number:S2K 48047
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Total Playing Time:127'17"
Comments:FLH:
Listen to the deep resonance of the Stradivarius "Servais" cello, from the doyen of the Baroque string playing. An utterly personal yet "historically compatible" interpretation.
JAS:
Anner Bylsma plays the Stradivarius "Servais", Cremona, 1701 (Suites 1-5), strung with a plain gut A string and three metal-oversprun gut lower strings; and a 5 string violoncello piccolo, Tirol, ca. 1700, anonymous (Suite 6).

John Cameron said:

Undoubtedly, a definitive recording of these masterpieces would be impossible. If, however, one wishes to hear them played by a master musician, recognized not only as a virtuoso cellist but as a pioneer in baroque performance practice, then these interpretations should be heard.
Anner Bylsma's late 17th century cello, strung with gut strings and played with a baroque bow,
evokes a tangible, dynamic soundscape. Whether ethereal or robust,joyous or introspective - as each phrase unfolds the music is always alive and vibrant.
These magnificent pieces are played by Mr. Bylsma with great skill, wit, passion and love.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mr. Fang-lin Hou
  • Juan A. Souto
  • John Cameron
Date First Submitted:11/29/1995
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