Wigmore Hall WH 0060
Bach: Cello Suites – Colin Carr
Performing regularly throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher, the British cellist Colin Carr is a frequent guest at the world’s leading concert halls and festivals. He returned to the Wigmore Hall in May 2012 to record Bach’s cello suites, true masterworks regarded as the pinnacle of the repertoire for the instrument. Demonstrating his great technical prowess and mastery, Carr searched deep beneath the richly detailed surface of the six suites and explored their inner workings with great style. His meditative performance and profoundly personal communion with the works of Bach are captured within this recording.
"... the degree of technical polish is high, and his [Carr] instincts are musical and convincing. This is a fine recording, applause and all"
David W Moore - American Record Guide - November/December 2013
Performance *** Recording ****
George Pratt - BBC Music magazine - December 2013
Gramophone Instrumental Choice
"... Colin Carr’s phrasing and articulation are so precise yet carefully understated, and a kind of total-acceptance simplicity, that the music is given space to sing (aided by his spectacular Marquis de Cordobon Stradivari) at the same time as entering the room without any pomp ..."
Caroline Gill - Gramophone magazine - September 2013