J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Richard Hartshorne
Soloists:Richard Hartshorne
Instrumentation:Double Bass
Individual Works:Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Suite No 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Suite No 4 in Eb major, BWV 1010
Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 10012
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Centaur
Catalog Number:CRC 2348/2349/2350
Year Released/Recorded:1992-1995
Total Playing Time:164.55
Comments:Antony Skipper said:

If you already love the Cello suites, and also like the more delicate and musky sound of the double Bass, you will kill for this set of the suites on Bass. After reading the review of this awesome set of disks by Robert Maxham in the review magazine "Fanfare" of July/August 1998 , (Volume: 21 , # 6), I ordered a copy. Robert's review that maked my flesh creep was spot on. This is a classic. The more you already know the suites and their many renditions the more you will appreciate Richard Hartshorne's labour of Love and poetry. Every minute has fresh vision that would make Bach sigh. You may never get to hear this. Then you will be sharing another world to mine.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Antony Skipper
Date First Submitted:12/10/1999