|Comments:||Myles Koby said:|
This is the landmark recording of the first cello suite on the bass!! One of the great masters of his instrument, a treat from the early sixties on this currently available disc. Rabbaths' lyrical approach, total technical mastery and humor shine in this wonderful performance. While there are a number of interprations on cello, this was certainly the first on bass and remains an artistic landmark. The mechanical factors first overcome (adjustments in bass construction, (Quenoil,- bow design and hold (a la violin) and strings design and engineeringlight rope core ) combine in this masters hands to a breath taking performance. The limitations of the bass-fourths insteadt of fifths, long reaches over thick strings in unexpected registers are completely over come.
As musical visonary and soloist, the first two of his books develop a technique for performance of the suites. Mr Rabbath has publish his edition of the first and second suites.