The Cello Suites of J S Bach are the corner stone of the repertoire for the solo instrument and have also inspired and informed the work of many modern composers. Here Ulrich Heinen provides a superlative performance of the first 5 cello suites (the sixth was written for a differently strung cello) and seminal modern pieces.
Ulrich’s solo career flourished due to his phenomenal technique and musicianship, following his initial arrival in the UK at the invitation of Sir Simon Rattle to be principal cellist with the CBSO.
“His Bach is... nimble-footed. Zimmermann’s Sonata Heinen despatches with authority. Heinen shows lyricism, charm and humour, great control and narrative flair The recording is clean and close.”
“A hugely interesting double CD...all exhilarating stuff, passionately performed and superbly recorded”