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BACH, J.S.: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (Nyffenegger)

BACH, J.S.: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (Nyffenegger)

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release date: February 2013

Originally recorded in 2005


Esther Nyffenegger


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Total Time - 145:55
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BACH, J.S.: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (Nyffenegger)




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Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

1 I. Prelude 2:41
2 II. Allemande 4:24
3 III. Courante 2:19
4 IV. Sarabande 3:14
5 V. Menuet I and II 3:07
6 VI. Gigue 1:39

Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

7 I. Prelude 4:03
8 II. Allemande 3:31
9 III. Courante 2:04
10 IV. Sarabande 4:23
11 V. Menuet I and II 3:11
12 VI. Gigue 2:29

Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

13 I. Prelude 5:17
14 II. Allemande 7:50
15 III. Courante 3:46
16 IV. Sarabande 5:24
17 V. Gavotte I and II 4:39
18 VI. Gigue 4:10

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Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009

1 I. Prelude 3:40
2 II. Allemande 3:40
3 III. Courante 3:05
4 IV. Sarabande 5:09
5 V. Bourree I and II 4:07
6 VI. Gigue 3:15

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010

7 I. Prelude 6:28
8 II. Allemande 4:17
9 III. Courante 3:38
10 IV. Sarabande 4:54
11 V. Bourree I and II 5:39
12 VI. Gigue 2:50

Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011

13 I. Prelude 7:07
14 II. Allemande 5:57
15 III. Courante 2:19
16 IV. Sarabande 4:15
17 V. Gavotte I and II 5:02
18 VI. Gigue 2:22
 Esther Nyffenegger Soloist

Bach wrote the first five suites for violoncellp prescribing the scordatura, i.w. the downward tuning of the A string to G, in the fifth suite. The sixth suite was written for a five stringed instrument with an additional E string (viola pomposa); however, it is common practice today to perform this piece on the cello.
The homophonic works were still little known in the 19th century and even appeared rather foreign and ascetic to a world whose instrumental idiom was exceptionally lush and profuse. It was Pablo Casals who conveyed the importance of these works to a broad public for te first time in the early 20th century.
Esther Nyffenegger twice recorded the Six Suites for violoncello solo that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote in Köthen about 1720: in 1971 and 1988 - thus at an interval of about 20 years.
In this recording she used three different instruments. For Suites I and VI she played an instrument built by Andrea Guarneri (1672-1698) in 1657, for the minor-mode Suite II and V a cello crafted by Antonio Testore (1688-1764) in 1740, and for Suites III and IV an instrument built by Roland Sandner (*1943) in 1968. Listeners may find it particularly rewarding to compare the sound and quality of the different instruments while listening to the suites.
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