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Casals was 77 when this was recorded. Some of the skills of the 30s recordings may be a little blunted, but it’s an invaluable document all the same …
Seventh heaven for score-followers: you can follow both Anna Magdalena’s and a modern version of the work simultaneously! The cellist is Yo-Yo Ma.
It dawned on me (too late, too late!) that I haven’t even mentioned Rostropovich, though I’m fairly sure this was because he’d always seemed, to me, to be more comfortable in later repertoire. This is me making amends:
And, if you want to make the pilgrimage (well worth it!) …
1. Cello-Suites#1 BWV-1007 (0:00)
2. Cello-Suites#2 BWV-1008 (18:39)
3. Cello-Suites#3 BWV-1009 (37:44)
4. Cello-Suites#4 BWV-1010 (1:00:56)
5. Cello-Suites#5 BWV-1011 (1:26:26)
6. Cello-Suites#6 BWV-1012 (1:51:20)
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