J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Janos Starker
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Gyorgy Sebok
Soloists:Janos Starker, Cello
Gyorgy Sebok, Piano
Individual Works:Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E flat, BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G, BWV 1027
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D, BWV 1028
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Mercury
Catalog Number:432 756-2
Year Released/Recorded:1963
Total Playing Time:2:19:36
This Mercury Living Presence recording sounds rich and fresh even today. Starker's tempi are slightly fast and the musical lines come through clearly and joyfully. This is a beautiful performance and a great recording even though it was recorded in the mid 1960s on analog equipment and transfered later to ompact disc.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Theodore J. Allen
Date First Submitted:03/30/1997