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J S BACH: The Cello Suites with Alban Gerhardt

J S BACH: The Cello Suites

Alban Gerhardt

Gramophone April 2019 Editor’s Choice “Gerhardt says he has been wary of recording the Bach Suites before he was good and ready…In any case, his performances do not sound like the kind that would ever have become set in stone; they are too personal and spontaneous-sounding for that…Gerhardt can sound deliciously at ease in this music…And his sound is glorious – a silvery tenor register capping an overall tone that is rich without ever being overbearing.”

The Sunday Times “The improvisatory quality Gerhardt brings to these oft-recorded works — despite his purposeful avoidance of stylistic embellishments — makes this one of the most spontaneous-sounding sets on disc.”

About this recording …. Those elusive qualities of ‘transcendental beauty paired with an enchanting simplicity’, eloquently glossed by Alban Gerhardt in his booklet note, might also be said to characterize his playing in this outstanding new recording.


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