|Cello Suite No 1 In G Major, BWV 1007||(16:11)|
|5||Menuet I - Menuet II||3:19|
|Cello Suite No 2 In D Major, BWV 1008||(17:27)|
|11||Menuet I - Menuet II||2:45|
|Cello Suite No 3 In C Major, BWV 1009||(19:46)|
|17||Bourée I - Bourée II||3:17|
|Cello Suite No 4 In E Flat Major, BWV 1010||(21:35)|
|23||Bourée I - Bourée II||4:42|
|Cello Suite No 5 In C Minor, BWV 1011||(24:06)|
|29||Gavotte I - Gavotte II||4:27|
|Cello Suite No 6 In D Major, BWV 1012||(27:26)|
|35||Gavotte I - Gavotte II||3:09|
|37||The Song Of The Birds (Catalan Folksong)
Arranged By – Sally BeamishWritten-By – Traditional
|38||Prelude From Cello Suite In G Major No 1 (From The Anna Magdalena Manuscript)||2:24|
|39||Prelude From Cello Suite In G Major No 1(From The Johann Peter Kellner Manuscript)||2:21|
|40||Prelude From Cello Suite In G Major No 1 (From The Collection Of Johann Christoph Westphal)||2:29|
|CDA67541/2||Bach* - Steven Isserlis||Bach* - Steven Isserlis - The Cello Suites (2xCD, Album)||Hyperion||CDA67541/2||UK||2007|
|CDA67541/2||Bach*, Steven Isserlis||Bach*, Steven Isserlis - The Cello Suites (40xFile, ALAC)||Hyperion||CDA67541/2||Unknown|
|CDA30001/2||Johann Sebastian Bach - Steven Isserlis||Johann Sebastian Bach - Steven Isserlis - Cello Suites (2xCD, Album, RE)||Hyperion||CDA30001/2||UK||2010|
One could, as cellist Steven Isserlis evidently does, consider Bach's six suites for solo cello to possess a hidden "inner" program following the Joyful, the Sorrowful, and the Glorious Mysteries of the Christian faith. One could thus hear the First Suite as the Nativity, the Fifth Suite as the Crucifixion, and the Sixth Suite as the Resurrection - or not, depending on one's aesthetic tastes and spiritual inclinations. But whether with or without an "inner" program, these performances of the suites are still completely convincing
The six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, are suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. They are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Bach most likely composed them during the period 1717–23, when he served as Kapellmeister in Köthen. The title given on the cover of the Anna Magdalena Bach manuscript was Suites à Violoncello Solo senza Basso (Suites for cello solo without bass).
Photography By – Graham Topping. Producer – Andrew Keener. uk) Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London:4-8 December 2005 (1 to 24) and 17-19 July 2006 ( 25 to 37) Total Duration: 137:08. Firstly released on CD in May 2007, see Bach - Steven Isserlis - The Cello Suites. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All.
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Cello Suites - Студийный альбом от Johann Sebastian Bach, Steven Isserlis. В альбом вошло 40 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 02:17:03. Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude (Johann Peter Kellner manuscript). 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: II. Allemande. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: V. Menuet I - Menuet II. 02:46. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010: V. Bourrée I - Bourrée II. 04:43. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: IV.
Steven writes that ‘the Bach suites are works of such total perfection, such sublimity, that it is well-nigh impossible to feel ready for them’. He has proved more than adequate to the task and this release is a triumphant conclusion to an artistic pilgrimage. Recording details: Various dates Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom Produced by Andrew Keener Engineered by Simon Eadon Release date: May 2007 Total duration: 136 minutes 6 seconds. Cover artwork: Photograph of Steven Isserlis by Graham Topping. Hyperion’s record of the month for May is a major milestone for a performer at the zenith of his career-described recently in The Independent as ‘the stuff of legend’.
Steven Isserlis argues that you don’t record this set of masterpieces for the public, but rather for your own musical accomplishment. He has given the listener something new, and indeed something outstandingly good. Isserlis has based his interpretation on a combination of the earliest four surviving manuscripts, drawing mostly from the Anna Magdalena copy.
The Bach Cello Suites must have been recorded by virtually every great cellist past and present, beginning with Pablo Casals. This new recording by Steven Isserlis must rank among the best, technically and musically. Isserlis describes the Suites as a succession of dances introduced by Preludes to set their mood and tonality. But Steven Isserlis' cello sound in this recording is silky, round, and beautiful, without sacrificing crispness and energy in the interpretation. I read an interview from around the time the recording was first released and he mentioned that he put gut strings on his Strad-I wonder if this is what makes the difference in the sound: the lack of tension on the instrument.