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J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites, Nos 1-3 / Jitka Vlasankova, cello

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Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
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Notes & Reviews:

J.S. Bach clearly thought of the solo Cello Suites as real cycles (no key repetition), while their textures are not as strongly polyphonic as those of his works for the solo violin. It is sometimes thought, therefore, that they were written somewhat earlier, but that is only an assumption. Their invention, technical prowess and form guarantee Bach's output for solo cello its permanent place in the repertoire, as well as representing a great challenge to every cellist. A member of the Martinu Quartet, Jitka Vlaánková ranks among the finest of contemporary Czech cello soloists.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Protestant church at Korunní, Prague (04/2014).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
  • Performer: Jitka Vlasankova (Cello)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
  • Performer: Jitka Vlasankova (Cello)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
  • Performer: Jitka Vlasankova (Cello)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720