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Bach: The Cello Suites / Nina Kotova


Release Date: 09/02/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 639411   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nina Kotova
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Russian American cellist Nina Kotova showed early promise when while studying at the Central Music School Pre-Conservatory she was accepted into an adult class of the Moscow Conservatory at the age of seven, and was just 15 when she won First Prize at the Prague International Competition. Since her London debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1996, she has performed in venues such as the Barbican Centre, Carnegie Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Concertgebouw, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Osaka Symphony Hall in Japan, and Red Square in Moscow, as well as for the Imperial family of Japan, an appearance on the MTV Music Awards at the MET, at Buckingham Palace, and a special performance with Sting at the Royal Opera House Read more in London.

Equally gifted as a composer, Nina Kotova's Cello Concerto premiered in San Francisco in 2000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "Like Wolfgang Rihm in 1974, so Kotova in 2000 stands in defiance of both the emotional austerity of last century's modernism and the new simplicity of so much recent music."

Her approach to the endlessly fascinating Cello Suites of Bach has been described as a balance of the "profound, almost furious" (WAZ Radio) with the introspectively lyrical. "A genuinely personal voice can be heard." (Time Magazine) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Purchase College Performing Arts Center 
Length: 14 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Purchase College Performing Arts Center 
Length: 16 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Purchase College Performing Arts Center 
Length: 18 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Purchase College Performing Arts Center 
Length: 17 Minutes 38 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Purchase College Performing Arts Center 
Length: 18 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Purchase College Performing Arts Center 
Length: 22 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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