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Bach Cello Suites

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 571 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 333 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 86534 2 7 | Time: 02:04:56

In the '80s there were those listeners who thought that Heinrich Schiff might redeem cello performance practice from fatal beauty and lethal elegance. Aside from the burly and brawny Rostropovich, more and more cellists were advocating a performance style whose ideals were perfect intonation and graceful phrasing. In some repertoire, say, Fauré, these are perfectly legitimate goals. In other repertoire, Beethoven and Brahms, say, it is a terrible mistake. In Bach's Cello Suites, as the fay and fragile Yo-Yo Ma recordings make clear, it was a terminal mistake. Not so in Schiff's magnificently muscular 1984 recordings of the suites: Schiff's rhythms, his tempos, his tone, his intonation, and especially his interpretations were anything but fay or fragile. In Schiff's performance, Bach's Cello Suites are not the neurasthenic music of a composer supine with dread and despair in the dark midnight of the soul, but the forceful music of a mature composer in full control of himself and his music.
David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 620 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Resonus Classics | # RES10147 | Time: 02:24:58

GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER 2015 - BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR. This recording is the first time that the five-stringed Amati has been used to record the 6th suite and it is the only original five-string cello in existence in the UK and unique in being the only one by this maker. The Cello Suites are performed on two gut-string cellos Suite Nos. 1-5 on a Francesco Ruggieri from 1660 and Suite No. 6 the five-stringed Cremona cello by A. & H. Amati from c.1600, both tuned to Baroque pitch. Bachs cello suites are renowned as the pinnacle of the instruments repertoire and are performed here in period performances by the internationally acclaimed cellist, David Watkin. David Watkin has been performing Bachs Cello Suites in concert for 35 years, and Bachs unaccompanied cello repertoire has taken him all over Europe, from the Palace of Frederick the Great at Potsdam to the Prague Spring Festival, and, as part of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, included performances sitting by the font in which Bach was baptised.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suites - Pierre Fournier (2007) [2CDs] {Deutsche Grammophon}

Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suites - Pierre Fournier (2007) [2CDs] {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 685MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 317MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

Above all, Fournier's Bach playing is crowned with an eloquence, a lyricism and a grasp both of the formal and stylistic content of the music which will not easily be matched. Curiously, perhaps, it is the baroque cellist, Anner Bylsma on RCA who often provides close parallels with Fournier. Bylsma's tempos tend to be faster than those of Fournier—that, after all has been a trend in baroque music over the past 20 years or so—but his conception of the music shares ground with that of Fournier. All things considered, it is hardly surprising that these readings seem as fresh and as valid today as they did 25 or more years ago.

Alisa Weilerstein - Bach: Cello Suites, BWVV 1007-1012 (2020)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 3, 2020
Alisa Weilerstein - Bach: Cello Suites, BWVV 1007-1012 (2020)

Alisa Weilerstein - Bach: Cello Suites, BWVV 1007-1012 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 663 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 369 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:40:47
Classical | Label: PentaTone

After her acclaimed PENTATONE debut with Transfigured Night, Alisa Weilerstein returns with a complete recording of Bach’s Cello Suites. These pieces present the highest mountain to climb for any cellist, and one of the most transcendent and rewarding experiences for listeners alike. With his suites, Bach crafted — essentially without direct precedent — a body of solo cello music that forever defined the genre and brought the Baroque cello on par with its more popular cousin, the viola da gamba. Since Pablo Casals put them in the limelight again after 150 years of relative oblivion, Bach’s suites have become the alpha and omega for generations of cellists. To Weilerstein, the joy of this music — vibrant, contemporary, unquestionably alive — is the joy of discovery. Having heard and studied these pieces for years, she now entrusts her interpretation to the listener.

Jean-Max Clement - Bach Cello Suites (2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Jan. 2, 2020
Jean-Max Clement - Bach Cello Suites (2019)

Jean-Max Clément - Bach Cello Suites (2019)
FLAC tracks | 01:47:42 | 479 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.

Newly remastered from the original L'Oiseau Lyre tapes, a little-known Bach recording in the true French style. The modern phenomenon of the Cello Suites as a staple of any record collection may be laid at the feet of the Catalan cellist Pablo Casals, whose HMV recording, released in 1939, belatedly placed the set alongside The Well-Tempered Clavier and the solo violin works as a cornerstone of Bach's instrumental output in the consciousness of listeners who could not play a note of his music. Another two decades elapsed before a new generation of cellists took up the mantle of Casals in the LP era. Among their select number was Jean-Max Clément, whose 1958 studio recording for L'Oiseau Lyre was released two years later. By then he had made a notable concerto appearance in London with Sir Thomas Beecham: 'His tone was very small indeed,' reported The Times, 'but it was of such rare beauty and refinement that we could have listened to him all night.'
Ophelie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012 (2011) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ophélie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 319 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP017 | Time: 02:16:57

Over the years, the Bach Suites have become a monument of the cello repertoire, to which all cellists return regularly. Some of the greatest did not record these works until they reached their years of maturity (Casals was over 60, Rostropovich was 63), while others have not hesitated to present several versions (Yo-Yo Ma, 1990, 1998; Janos Starker, 1957, 1963, 1983). Ophélie Gaillard’s first recording of the Suites, released on Ambrosie in 2000, was highly acclaimed internationally by the critics and her performance earned her a French Classical Music Award (Victoire) as a "Revelation" in the Solo Instrumentalist category. Ten years later, at the request of Nicolas Bartholomée, artistic director of Aparte and indeed Ambroisie, she agreed to record a new version on a cello made in 1737 by Matteo Goffriller, a contemporary of J. S. Bach. Ophélie Gaillard had already given us a reference performance of these pieces. Now we discover a prodigiously renewed vision of this masterpiece.

Rachel Podger - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2019)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Dec. 11, 2019
Rachel Podger - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2019)

Rachel Podger - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 57:00+70:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | CCSSA41119 | Recorded: 2018

Violinst Rachel Podger presents the first recording of Bach's Cello Suites on violin. Bach had a habit of recycling his own compositions for different instruments and different uses. The examples are endless; concertos appearing as sinfonias in cantatas, or concertos for violins turned into harpsichord concertos. Podger, who has spent a fair bit of time coaching cellists, both modern and baroque alike, found herself playing along to demonstrate various points. ''I started catching myself playing some of the movements I particularly loved while warming up, and realizing that it was actually possible to play them on the violin, and to find a special expressive vocabulary at the higher pitch.''

Sung-Won Yang - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 21, 2017
Sung-Won Yang - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2017)

Sung-Won Yang - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 586 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 36 | Time: 140:34 min

A second recording of J.S. Bach’s 6 suites for solo cello Universal Music/Decca, after the first release for EMI in 2004.
Sonia Wieder-Atherton - Bach - Cello Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sonia Wieder-Atherton - Bach - Cello Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 48:36 minutes | 887 MB
Classical | Label: Alpha, Official Digital Download

The Franco-American cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton has always sought to make music a language open to the world. A prizewinner in the Rostropovich Competition at the age of twenty-five, she is the interpreter of choice for many contemporary composers, among them Pascal Dusapin and Wolfgang Rihm…
Alisa Weilerstein - Bach - Cello Suites, BWVV 1007-1012 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alisa Weilerstein - Bach - Cello Suites, BWVV 1007-1012 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 0 2:40:30 minutes | 2,83 GB
Classical | Label: PentaTone, Official Digital Download

After her acclaimed PENTATONE debut with Transfigured Night, Alisa Weilerstein returns with a complete recording of Bach’s Cello Suites. These pieces present the highest mountain to climb for any cellist, and one of the most transcendent and rewarding experiences for listeners alike.