J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Frans Helmersson
Individual Works:Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:BIS
Comments:I actually think that this is the best recording ever made of these suites, not even Mr. Rostropovitj can beat Frans Helmersson here. The way he (Frans) touches the music on this recording is almost erotic, and gives the full tone of the cello. Every note seems to be as important as the other, this is really difficult to write about I see now. This is Bach at his most divine - and diabolic - mood and if I was a queen for one day I would certainly FORCE people to buy this record!!
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Sofia Jonsson
Date First Submitted:02/11/1997