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Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass

Audio Samples

  1. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: I. Prélude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: II. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: III. Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: V. Menuett I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: VI. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: II. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: III. Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: V. Menuett I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: VI. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: I. Prélude $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: II. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: III. Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: V. Gavotte I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Bach — Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: VI. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
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Notes & Reviews:

The versatility of Bach's music has been explored in a number of recordings. Most often the music survives the transition, for with Bach, composition was a universal language, something sublime and expressive which was not connected with particular instruments or idioms. In this recording Edgar Meyer performs the Cello Suites of Bach on a double bass, which is a less radical choice than some other transcriptions, but nonetheless an interesting one. The bass provides a deeper, more substantive sound than the cello, and in this case, a surprising nimbleness of touch. Meyer is the kind of virtuoso that makes one forget the difficulty and hear only the music. The Suite No. 5 in particular takes on a rangier sound, and permits some emotional ideas not typically heard from these pieces. The beauty of these solo pieces remains intact, and we are able to glimpse them as such from a unique and fresh angle.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
  • Performer: Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
  • Performer: Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
  • Performer: Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720