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Bach Cello suites

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Kitschead, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Hi I've just stumbled across these recordings of Bach's cello suites on youtube:

    I'm wondering if anyone knows of any recordings of the cello suites on the double bass which have released on CD.
    Thanks in adavance.
  2. dtosky


    Jan 4, 2010
    As far as recordings on bass go, Edgar's CD is probably a good start. Whether or not you think that is how they should be played, they are amazing examples of musicianship. His CD only has suites 1, 2, and 5 though. Bernat has recordings of the complete suites, but I wouldn't recommend them. I have also heard a rumor that DaXun is releasing a CD of Bach pretty soon, so I'd also look out for that. I'm sure there are others, but those are the only studio recordings that I can think of off the top of my head.
  3. Magneto_Man


    Apr 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    anyone besides mark bernat do a recording of suite 6? i'm learning it now, wish there was a recording out there besides cellists.
  4. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
  5. Magneto_Man


    Apr 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    cool thanks
  6. jdepriest


    Sep 20, 2005
    Waynesburg, Pa
    Michael Cameron recorded #4 a few years ago on his Progression CD. I may still be in print
  7. cpaterso

    cpaterso Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    H i- gary Karr has a CD of at least 3 of the suites. Try at Lemur or ISB site?

    He plays 3 of the suites every Sunday as part of his practising.

  8. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    Karr has recorded all 6 suites, but I honestly can't recommend those recordings.
  9. jheise


    Aug 11, 2004
    Hamburg, Germany
    Why not? I have both recordings and like them very much - so: I recommend them.
  10. magickbass

    magickbass Guest

    May 24, 2008
    Just want to jump in here and run something by you guys:
    I recently purchased the sheet music to Bach's 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites from Dover publications. A cello is strung C-G-D-A so I was thinking about buying a set of strings for a 6 string bass and only using the 4 of the C-G-D-A-E-B. Would this work? Has anyone else here tried this? The fingering is, dare I say, impossible on a standard bass. Let me here from my fellow Bach listeners.
  11. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    I'm not a particular fan of those recordings, but that's my own opinion.

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