JS Bach - The Six Cello Suites | Supraphon ANI0762

JS Bach - The Six Cello Suites

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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: ANI0762

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 8th February 2019

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About

The foremost Czech cellist Jiří Bárta brings a complete recording of Bach’s Cello Suites. With this new album he returns to the same repertoire which he recorded 23 years ago, but enriched with life experience and offering a new interpretation. This time he has recorded all the suites on a baroque cello with gut strings and thus has come closer to the possible original sound; expressivity has been superseded by meditation and peacefulness. Bárta approaches the set of compositions as a six-movement symphony (“I remember the time when I performed the suites for the first time years ago. It felt like an epiphany: the individual suites materialized for me in a definite shape as a symphony in six movements, as a story of life in six chapters, as a perfectly logical and thoroughly structured large composition.”). Bárta spent a long time studying the material and preparing the new interpretation and recording which has the aspiration to become the classical-music event of the season.

Reviews

the Allemande from the Sixth Suite is rapturously beautiful on this new version, marginally more so than before, ... while the Sarabande from the Fifth Suite has significantly picked up the pace.  Rob Cowan
Gramophone March 2019

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