Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl 3LP Box Set!Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music!Analogue Mastering at Emil Berliner Studios!Pressed at Pallas!
Legendary French cellist Maurice Gendron, widely considered to be one of the great cellists of the 20th century, performs Bach’s 6 Cello Suites.
The six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Considered to be among the most profound of all classical music works, the English music critic, musicologist and composer Wilfrid Mellers described them in 1980 as “Monophonic music wherein a man has created a dance of God.” Due to the works’ technical demands, étude-like nature, and difficulty in interpretation because of the non-annotated nature of the surviving copies, the cello suites were little known and rarely publicly performed until they were revived and recorded by Pablo Casals in the early 20th century. They have since been performed and recorded by many renowned cellists and have been transcribed for numerous other instruments; they are considered some of Bach’s greatest musical achievements.
180g Audiophile Vinyl pressed by Pallas GmbH in Germany. Analogue mastering from the original master tapes of Universal Music. Vinyl cutting and analogue mastering at Emil Berliner Studios. Original liner notes by Derek Jole (English/French/German/Korean).
“Maurice Gendron is the glory of my career as a teacher!” – Jean Mangot
“Maurice Gendron stands at the height of his fame as one of the world’s greatest cellists.” – Derek Jole