Bach: Cello Solo

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

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 600 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb (incl 5%) | 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.

Richard Tunnicliffe - Bach: Cello Suites (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 28, 2014
Richard Tunnicliffe - Bach: Cello Suites (2012)

Richard Tunnicliffe - Bach: Cello Suites (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 679 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 396

Experience, virtuosity and individuality are all required when tackling J.S. Bach’s popular cello suites; Richard Tunnicliffe brings a lifetime of insight to his debut solo recording. Richard has made a special study of Bach's cello suites and his performances of all six have been acclaimed in Europe and Australia as well as at numerous venues in Great Britain, including Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room in London.
Pieter Wispelwey - JS Bach - 6 Suites For Cello Solo (2012) [2CD+DVD] {EPR-Classic}

Pieter Wispelwey - JS Bach - 6 Suites For Cello Solo (2012) [2CD+DVD] {EPR-Classic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 736 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 344 Mb
DVD9 -> 2.73 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subs: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, Francais | ~ 52h | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 152 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 EPR-Classic / Evil Penguin Records Classic | 2012 EPRC 0012
Classical / Chamber Music / Cello

OK, are you ready for something completely different? From someone who has already recorded two complete sets of Bach's six suites for solo cello, BWV 1007-1012, no less? Where to begin? Dutch historical-performance specialist Pieter Wispelwey disregards the long performance tradition associated with these six suites, which seem like cousins to Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin but are actually quite different in character (there are no sonatas, for one thing). Even players of the Baroque cello sometimes seem to have Pablo Casals' magisterial recordings in their heads, but Casals is not in the building at all for these readings. They seem to rest on three principles.
David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015)

David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 620 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | 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.

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138:33 min | 320 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

In May 2014 the Hungarian cellist István Várdai performed three Bach Suites at an unusual venue in New York: not the storied glamour of Carnegie Hall or the hip 92st St Y, but the Board of Officers Room in the recently renovated Armory on Park Avenue, a room no less redolent of distinguished history: to which he made his own distinguished contribution according to the New York Times, with a recital which concluded with a ‘superb’ performance of the Sixth Suite.

Nicolas Alstaedt ‎- C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 15, 2016
Nicolas Alstaedt ‎- C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2016)

Nicolas Alstaedt ‎- C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 64:31 min | 329 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

The unpredictable and 'fantastical' qualities which are so fundamental to the music of C P E Bach are here given free rein by Nicolas Altstaedt, aided and abetted by Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo in performances of astonishing brio.

Colin Carr - Bach: Cello Suites (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 21, 2016
Colin Carr - Bach: Cello Suites (2013)

Colin Carr - Bach: Cello Suites (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 548 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 346 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | Catalog Number: 60

Performing regularly throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher, British cellist Colin Carr is a frequent guest at the world’s leading concert halls and festivals. He counts Maurice Gendron and William Pleeth amongst his teachers. In May 2012 he retruned to Wigmore Hall to record Bach’s cello suites, true masterworks regarded as the pinnacle of the repertoire for the instrument. Demonstrating his great technical prowess and mastery, Carr searched deep beneath the richly detailed surface of the six suites and explored their inner workings with great style. His meditative performance and profoundly personal communion with the works of Bach are captured within this recording.
Alessandro Andriani, Simone Ceppetelli / Jean-Louis Duport - Etudes for Cello Solo (2013)

Alessandro Andriani, Simone Ceppetelli / Jean-Louis Duport - Etudes for Cello Solo (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 471 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 293 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94725

Jean Louis Duport was one of the most important and influential composers for the cello in the first half of the 19th century. A virtuoso himself, he wrote a treatise on the cello, introducing new techniques, expanding the possibilities of the instrument to a great extent. As a demonstration of his new instrumental style he wrote 21 Etudes, in which all his inventions are incorporated. They are extremely difficult, requiring a virtuoso technique and deep musical insight, lifting the etude above the level of a mere exercise to a work of art. This recording, a world premiere, uses a second cello as a continuo basis, and is played with gut strings, as was usual in Duport's time. A must for cellists, cello lovers and anyone interested in early 19th century French instrumental music.
Christine Busch - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sei Solo - Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2012) 2CD

Christine Busch - Johann Sebastian Bach: 'Sei Solo' - Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2012) 2CD
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Genre: Classical | Label: Phi | # LPH008 | Time: 02:25:44

Over the past 40 years Philippe Herreweghe has been working with some extraordinary soloists with whom he has had very fertile and stimulating dialogues, both musically and personally. Philippe Herreweghe: "It seems important to give these musicians the opportunity to express themselves on the label PHI in works they are particularly fond of." This is the case of the present recording. Christine Busch, leader of the orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent, recorded the Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach - a work she admires, and she has been playing since her childhood. Philippe Herreweghe: "Christine Busch inspires by her technical perfection, her strength, her humility, her sense for poetry, as well as by her qualities needed to serve the greatest of all composer".
Isang Enders - Bach - Cello Suites (2014) {2CDs Berlin Classics - 0300552BC}

Isang Enders - Bach - Cello Suites (2014) {2CDs Berlin Classics - 0300552BC}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 615 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 340 Mb
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© 2014 Berlin Classics / Edel Germany | 0300552BC
Classical / Chamber Music / Baroque / Cello

"Bach is immortal," writes Isang Enders in the foreword to his new CD of the six Suites for solo cello. "They say that Bach is the beginning and the end of all things, immortal, incomprehensible and even holy." Given this enormous challenge, no musician can be blamed for being plagued by doubts when approaching works of such calibre. And yet: "Bach's music is so human and thus always contemporary and pure. The suites should speak, they should sing and dance, hunt and contemplate – altogether subjectively and characteristically, now that I have overcome my doubts. The subjective aspect of this recording is the result of my firm conviction." These are the words of a young cellist, a high‐flyer, who led the cello section at the Dresden Staatskapelle when he was only twenty, then gave it up for a solo career. That is really all we need say; it is what marks out the Bach playing of Isang Enders from all the competing interpretations. Youthful vigour, consummate technique and a deep understanding of the works make for a perfect combination of head, heart and soul.