J.S. Bach
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Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Antonio Janigro
Instrumentation:Cello
Individual Works:Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E flat, BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:MCA
Catalog Number:MCD 80109
Total Playing Time:76:37 + 73:37
Comments:Ken Roberts said:

An emotional recording. As an example, the sarabande from the sixth suite lasts 5:16. More than a minute more than most others. I hear melodies in this interpretation that I don't hear in others.The prelude to the first is especially lovely.

Gustavo Gómez Sosa said:

The budget price is the best appeal to this series. Excellent historical recording, mastering and performance. The inlay notes are a very good guide trough this beautiful music. This is not Rostropovich, but Janigro's cello feelings are some of the very best I have ever heard. All the Courante pieces are perfectly performed, as well as the final Gavotes.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Ken Roberts
  • Gustavo Gómez Sosa
Date First Submitted:02/28/1997
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