Bach - The Unaccompanied Cello Suites - Yo-Yo Ma - 1983 Classical 180 Grm 3LP

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Bach - The Unaccompanied Cello Suites


Label: Music On Vinyl

3LP

180 gram audiophile vinyl
Deluxe trifold gatefold sleeve with gloss laminate
Liner notes by Peter Eliot Stone
 
 

2021
Originally Released: 1983
Genre: Classical
Style: Baroque


Tracklist
Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 (G Major / G-dur / Sol Majeur)
1.01 Prélude 2:31
1.02 Allemande 3:47
1.03 Courante 2:26
1.04 Sarabande 2:56
1.05 Menuett 3:05
1.06 Gigue 1:49


Suite No. 2, BWV 1008 (D Minor / D-moll / Ré Mineur)
2.01 Prélude 4:03
2.02 Allemande 3:10
2.03 Courante 1:48
2.04 Sarabande 4:42
2.05 Menuett 3:00
2.06 Gigue 2:18


Suite No. 3, BWV 1009 (C Major / C-dur / Ut Majeur)
3.01 Prélude 3:14
3.02 Allemande 3:35
3.03 Courante 2:27
3.04 Sarabande 3:43
3.05 Bourrée 3:23
3.06 Gigue 3:07


Suite No. 4, BWV 1010 (E-flat Major / Es-dur / Mi Bémol Majeur)
4.01 Prélude 4:50
4.02 Allemande 3:49
4.03 Courante 3:42
4.04 Sarabande 4:31
4.05 Bourrée 5:04
4.06 Gigue 2:35


Suite No. 5, BWV 1011 (C Minor / C-moll / Ut Mineur)
5.01 Prélude 6:18
5.02 Allemande 5:22
5.03 Courante 1:56
5.04 Sarabande 3:18
5.05 Gavotte 4:15
5.06 Gigue 2:34


Suite No. 6, BWV 1012 (D Major / D-dur / Ré Majeur)
6.01 Prélude 4:11
6.02 Allemande 7:01
6.03 Courante 3:44
6.04 Sarabande 4:30
6.05 Gavotte 3:28
6.06 Gigue 3:54


Credits
Cello – Yo-Yo Ma
Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach

 

1985 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance

 

Yo-Yo Ma performed the Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites in its entirety - nearly three hours - in London at The Proms concert to more than 5,000 people.

Yo-Yo Ma recorded J.S. Bach's Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites on two occasions, first for release on LP in 1983. It is the 1983 recording that is presented here, and the original digital recordings have been mastered to enhance the cello's sound. Ma's readings of Bach are fairly liberal in rhythm and phrasing and are decidedly more intuitive than analytical, with plenty of rubato and elongation of lines to suggest something like a free Romantic interpretation, far from any Baroque period re-creation.

Ma's expressive playing will seem satisfactory and quite enjoyable, if not exactly revelatory. There is a pensive quality to these performances that will strike some as introspective and probing, while others may find them a bit self-indulgent and studied; either way, Ma falls short of ecstatic communion with the music and delivers a technically polished and intelligent performance that has grace and elegance, if not the deepest emotions or visionary heights.

Competing with the magnificent recordings by Pablo Casals, Pierre Fournier, and Mstislav Rostropovich, this set can't be regarded as the last word in Bach's cello suites; however, it has held its own for many listeners over the years, and it clearly deserves its place in the catalog.

More Information
Condition New
Format 3LP, 180 Gram
Label CBS
Color Black