Bach: Cello Suites / Smith

Release Date: 4/16/2021
Label: Naive
Catalog Number: E7385
Performer: Hopkinson Smith
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The complete Suites for Solo Cello by Bach, in the hands of lutenist/theorbo player Hopkinson Smith. This double album does restorative justice to a complete edition that up to now was split into two albums, appearing separately between 1981 and 2013. It provides an opportunity to fully appreciate the art of Hopkinson Smith, this master of Renaissance and Baroque plucked string instruments, a performer and pedagogue who is honored and respected by generations of early music practitioners. It also offers the chance of surveying in full Bach’s six Suites for solo violoncello BWV 1007 to 1012 in the new, colourful light of their arrangement for lute and theorbo.

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