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J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (6), complete / Isang Enders, cello

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
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Notes & Reviews:

Concentration to the nth degree - Bach goes to the heart of the cello and speaks to us in a pure, clear voice; always on a high spiritual level and yet down to earth. With this youthful energy and brilliant technique, Isang Enders combines precision and spirituality to deepen our understanding of the essence of this music. "Bach is immortal," writes Isang Enders in the foreword to his new CD of the six Suites for solo cello. "They say that Bach is the beginning and the end of all things, immortal, incomprehensible and even holy." Given this enormous challenge, no musician can be blamed for being plagued by doubts when approaching works of such calibre. And yet: "Bach's music is so human and thus always contemporary and pure. The suites should speak, they should sing and dance, hunt and contemplate - altogether subjectively and characteristically, now that I have overcome my doubts. The subjective aspect of this recording is the result of my firm conviction." These are the words of a young cellist, a high-flyer, who led the cello section at the Dresden Staatskapelle when he was only twenty, then gave it up for a solo career. That is really all we need say; it is what marks out the Bach playing of Isang Enders from all the competing interpretations. Youthful vigor, consummate technique and a deep understanding of the works make for a perfect combination of head, heart and soul.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studios Berlin (11/2012/11/2013).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
  • Performer: Isang Enders (Cello)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
  • Performer: Isang Enders (Cello)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
  • Performer: Isang Enders (Cello)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
  • Performer: Isang Enders (Cello)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
  • Performer: Isang Enders (Cello)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
  • Performer: Isang Enders (Cello)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720