J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Daniil Shafran
Instrumentation:Cello
Individual Works:
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
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Russia Revelation
Catalog Number:RV 10086
Comments:Mark Goldenberg said:

Daniil Shafran ( 1924 - 1997 ) is much less known in the West than his illustrious coleague and compatriot Rostropovich, but this recording is a must for anyone who cares about great cello playing and great performances of Bach. Shafran was one of the instrumental giants of the 20th century .He plays these Suites with ravishing tone, deep feeling and spiritual strength. This is a "live" recording , but the sound is very good.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mark Goldenberg
Date First Submitted:07/04/1998