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Gemini - Bach: Cello Suites / Schiff


Release Date: 05/24/2005 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 86534   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Austrian-born Heinrich Schiff takes a Dionysiac approach in his readings of the set, recorded 1984. His accounts are remarkably energetic, physical, even occasionally rough-hewn, but marvelously direct and convincing. While the tone is wiry, the shifts and string crossings far from effortless, the interpretations are exceptionally interesting, full of resilience and energy throughout, and with an infectious jauntiness in the faster dances. The recording, made in a resonant but not overly churchy acoustic, has remarkable presence. One feels as though one is overhearing a solo runthrough – for an audience of one. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, reviewing a previous CD issue on EMI 47471 Read more [2 CDs]. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Evangelist Church, Seon 
Length: 21 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Evangelist Church, Seon 
Length: 15 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Evangelist Church, Seon 
Length: 20 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Evangelist Church, Seon 
Length: 21 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Evangelist Church, Seon 
Length: 26 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Evangelist Church, Seon 
Length: 18 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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