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Bach: The Six Cello Suites / Barta


Release Date: 02/22/2019 
Label:  Animal Music   Catalog #: 76  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jiri Barta
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The foremost Czech cellist Jirí Bárta brings a complete recording of Bach’s cello suites. With this new album he returns to the same repertoire which he recorded 23 years ago, but enriched with life experience and offering a new interpretation. This time he has recorded all the suites on a baroque cello with gut strings and thus has come closer to the possible original sound; expressivity has been superseded by meditation and peacefulness. Bárta approaches the set of compositions as a six-movement symphony (“I remember the time when I performed the suites for the first time years ago. It felt like an epiphany: the individual suites materialized for me in a definite shape as a symphony in six movements, as a story of Read more life in six chapters, as a perfectly logical and thoroughly structured large composition.”). Bárta spent a long time studying the material and preparing the new interpretation and recording which has the aspiration to become the classical-music event of the season. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jiri Barta (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jiri Barta (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jiri Barta (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jiri Barta (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jiri Barta (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jiri Barta (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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