Featured Double Bassist Mark Bernat Releases Second Recording of the Six Bach Suites

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Nov 14, 2022.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Double Bassist Mark Bernat has recorded all six Bach cello suites for a second time. The full recordings can be heard on Spotify and YouTube. Bernat studied at Julliard, and is a former member of the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony. He has taught at the Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University.

    “Your recording of the Bach suites is nothing short of brilliant and I congratulate you on such a monumental accomplishment . Everything from your technique to musical interpretation is truly amazing” - ~Gary Karr

    Mark currently lives in Austin, TX. As the new directory of music services at UT's Dell Medical School, he has formed the all-volunteer Red River Ensemble which aims to bring music into a high-stress hospital environment. The ensemble performs regularly at the Dell Seaton Medical Center, bringing music into the lives of medical professionals, patients, and their families.
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  2. Garagiste

    Garagiste Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    This is just gorgeous playing.
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  3. salmon256


    Jul 10, 2021
    Francois Rabbath also perform the Cello Suites on double bass. I have to say I really enjoy them on Upright and they fit the instrument very well!
  4. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Superb - made my night!
  5. bassike


    Apr 24, 2008
    pretty good!
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  6. timmus

    timmus JS Bach is really the ultimate bass player Supporting Member

    Thank you! Absolutely brilliant and flawless.
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  7. ScottfromCalgary


    May 10, 2015
    Beautiful. Nothing short of spectacular really.
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  8. Richard Blair

    Richard Blair

    Jun 22, 2017
    Toronto, ON
    Remarkable! Lovely. Thanks for posting!
  9. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    A total blast! thanks.
  10. hangman

    hangman Supporting Member

    The playing is fantastic, but "bringing music into the lives of medical professionals, patients, and their families" is even more so. Bravo.
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  11. 808P123


    Mar 25, 2015
    that was truly beautiful
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  12. The_Bass_Troll


    Oct 6, 2012
    ...Because "real bass players" play fretless with a bow....
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  13. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
  14. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Fab! I would have never flown to Italy, if not for that Bach cello suite...
  15. Zoffy

    Zoffy Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    Very inspired and beautiful playing :thumbsup: