J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Suiten fur Violoncello solo

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Zvi Harell
Individual Works:Suite Nr. III in C-Dur (C-major), BWV 1009
Suite Nr. IV in Es-dur (E-flat), BWV 1010
Suite Nr. V in C-moll (C-minor), BWV 1011
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:sound star-ton
Catalog Number:SST 31105
Year Released/Recorded:1990
Total Playing Time:74:21
Comments:Talia Kipper said:

This interpretation combines a most interesting, innovative phrasing with a calm, contemplative, ôchamberö attitude. At the same time, Zvi HarellÆs mastery of technique creates an almost incidental atmosphere. Thoroughly thought out, the music thus also gives the impression of a sketch, a scribbleà a dance.
Zvi HarellÆs playing, rounded as it is, is minimalist. It never tries to compel the listener by external effects of any kind. Yet the listener, in a very deep sense, is invited to share. Lend your ears, and you will here be reminded that sound is indeed nothing but air; i.e., spirit.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Talia Kipper
Date First Submitted:12/02/2000