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Bach: Cello Suites / Colin Carr

Bach / Carr,Colin
Release Date: 06/18/2013 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 60   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Carr
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Performing regularly throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher, British cellist Colin Carr is a frequent guest at the world’s leading concert halls and festivals. He counts Maurice Gendron and William Pleeth amongst his teachers. In May 2012 he retruned to Wigmore Hall to record Bach’s cello suites, true masterworks regarded as the pinnacle of the repertoire for the instrument. Demonstrating his great technical prowess and mastery, Carr searched deep beneath the richly detailed surface of the six suites and explored their inner workings with great style. His meditative performance and profoundly personal communion with the works
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"I have played these pieces for decades; there is no music with which I am more familiar. It may sound like a cliché but every time I come back to them they are different. The other day I played them in London for a recording. At the end of the session we decided it would be worth playing the C minor suite through again and the Allemande was 35 seconds faster than the previous time. Nothing had been discussed and I had not listened to the previous one and made an adjustment. It was a spontaneous thing for better or worse; at the moment it felt better. But imagine that, a movement of four to five minutes being 35 seconds faster. I was delighted. If I have the misfortune to have to listen to performances from long ago I don't recognize myself. The challenge always is to prepare everything meticulously and then to be a thoroughly clean vessel through which the music can flow, as it needs to at that moment, not knowing how it will emerge. Always paradox!" - Colin Carr
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Carr (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/05/2012 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Carr (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/05/2012 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Carr (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/05/2012 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Carr (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/05/2012 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Carr (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/05/2012 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Carr (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/05/2012 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 27 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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