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Bach: Cello-Suiten / Mstislav Rostropovich


Release Date: 06/13/1995 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55363   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the key recordings according to The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition]:
"...[M]oving and strong...making one hear the music afresh, with pianissimo repeats magically achieved..."
One of the key recordings according to The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition]:
"...[M]oving and strong...making one hear the music afresh, with pianissimo repeats magically achieved..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Live  St. Madeleine Basilica, Vézelay, France 
Length: 25 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Live  St. Madeleine Basilica, Vézelay, France 
Length: 16 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Live  St. Madeleine Basilica, Vézelay, France 
Length: 23 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Live  St. Madeleine Basilica, Vézelay, France 
Length: 27 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Live  St. Madeleine Basilica, Vézelay, France 
Length: 33 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Live  St. Madeleine Basilica, Vézelay, France 
Length: 21 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Courante
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Sarabande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Menuett I
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Menuett II
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Gigue
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Courante
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Sarabande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Bourrée I
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Bourrée II
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Gigue
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Courante
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Sarabande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Gavotte I
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Gavotte II
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Gigue
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Courante
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Sarabande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Menuett I
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Menuett II
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Gigue
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Courante
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Sarbande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Bourrée I
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Bourrée II
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Gigue
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Courante
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Sarabande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Gavotte I
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Gavotte II
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Gigue

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A timeless recording November 21, 2011 By Donald P. (Maplewood, NJ) See All My Reviews "I've bought a number of versions of the Cello Suites performed by both well-known and lesser-known artists over the years, but Rostropovich's recording of the complete set is still my all-time favorite. A wonderful and moving rendition that everyone should discover." Report Abuse
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