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J.S. Bach: 6 Cello Suites / Michael Kevin Jones, 1667 Stradivarius cello

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
>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 5 in C minor, BWV 1011

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
>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 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Michael Kevin Jones plays all six suites on a 1667 Stradivarius cello. That's more like it! The sound of this recording is the most resonant and spacious. Some of his dramatic effects are moving and the sound of his Strad is remarkable.



Reviews

Michael Kevin Jones -Bach suites
Jonesí articulation is admirable. The long winding melodic lines are rephrased into intricate dialogues as in "Courante" from the Second and Third Suite, "Prelude" from the Third and Sixth Suite and "Gigue" from the Fourth Suite. Most often, too much airiness kills resolution. But Jones apparently worked closely with the recording engineer to strike a balance with his utterly clean and precise bowing and well-controlled vibrato. When appropriate as in the "Allemande" from the Third Suite, Jones let loose and quietly rubbed in a hint of modernism or a touch of humoresque as in the "Gavotte" from the Sixth Suite.

Submitted on 08/30/15 by Harold Serco 
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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
  • Performer: Michael Jones (Cello)
  • Notes: Kirtlington Park Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (10/03/2002-10/10/2002)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
  • Performer: Michael Jones (Cello)
  • Notes: Kirtlington Park Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (10/03/2002-10/10/2002)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
  • Performer: Michael Jones (Cello)
  • Notes: Kirtlington Park Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (10/03/2002-10/10/2002)
  • Running Time: 29 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
  • Performer: Michael Jones (Cello)
  • Notes: Kirtlington Park Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (10/03/2002-10/10/2002)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
  • Performer: Michael Jones (Cello)
  • Notes: Kirtlington Park Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (10/03/2002-10/10/2002)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
  • Performer: Michael Jones (Cello)
  • Notes: Kirtlington Park Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (10/03/2002-10/10/2002)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720