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Bach Cello Suites / William Butt

Bach,J.s. / Butt,William
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 654227   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Butt
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

William Butt was born in London. His musical career started early, as a chorister in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Later he studied the cello at the Royal Northern College of Music with Moray Welsh and after winning awards and scholarships such as the Royal Society of Arts, Martin Trust and first prize in the Muriel Taylor competition, he furthered his studies with Antonio Lysy in Montreal. He now enjoys a busy career as soloist, chamber musician and is professor of cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.

On the concert platform he has performed extensively throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the Far East. He is a much admired exponent of the solo cello repertoire, having performed and broadcast numerous works
Read more by contemporary composers, as well as the formidable solo sonatas by Kodály and Ligeti and the suites of Bach and Britten. He plays on a fine cello made by Giovanni Grancino in Milan (1690). - Warner Classics Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Butt (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Live  St John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2. Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Butt (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Live  St John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3. Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Butt (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Live  St John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 26 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4. Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Butt (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Live  St John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 19 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Butt (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Live  St John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 22 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6. Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Butt (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Live  St John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 32 Minutes 42 Secs. 

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