J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Six Suites for Cello solo

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Matt Haimovitz
Individual Works:J. S Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo:

Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite II in D Minor, BWV 1008
Suite III in C Major, BWV 1009
Suite IV in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
Suite V in C Minor, BWV 1011
Suite VI in D Major, BWV 1012

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Oxingale
Catalog Number:OX2000
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:156 minutes
Comments:Luna Pearl Woolf said:

Oxingale Records proudly announces the release of cellist Matt Haimovitz's new recording: 6 Suites for Cello Solo by J. S. Bach. The three CD set is accompanied by a 24-page booklet featuring musical commentary on each suite and 15 black and white photographs.

Matt Haimovitz's 6 Suites for Cello Solo by J. S. Bach, complete on three compact discs, was recorded in the Plainfield Congregational Church in Plainfield, Mass. In his program note Haimovitz writes: "the 250th anniversary of Bach'ss death on July 28th, 2000 inspired the schedule of the recording sessions û July 10 to 13 and August 6 to 7 of that year. I found the sanctuary of Plainfield'ss historic hilltown church to be an ideal ambiance that both nurtured the æcello'ss natural tone and allowed space for the sound to be sculpted." The recording was produced by Luna Pearl Woolf, who, as a composer herself, brought her insight into the compositional process to the production. Engineering was provided by Mark Thayer, whose 20 years of experience recording classical, jazz and acoustic folk music brings a warmth and intimacy to the final sound. The album was mastered by David Glasser, who has mastered 45 Grammy-nominated records and received a Grammy for mastering and restoration of the critically acclaimed "Anthology of American Folk Music."

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Luna Pearl Woolf
Date First Submitted:02/19/2001