Started by Que, September 14, 2007, 07:39:03 AM
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Quote from: premont on October 07, 2007, 09:45:20 AMMasolino, thanks, I shall consider Suzukis second set.The situation may be the same as to Sigiswald Kuijkens recordings of the solo Sonatas and Suites for violin, as I own the first recording and am a bit hesitant as to the aquisition of his second recording. Even more as I own about 25 sets of the violin solo music already.
Quote from: premont on October 07, 2007, 01:32:51 PMBut my question was, if you in a similar way think, that Sigiswald Kuijkens second set is a must-have, seen in the light of the fact that I already own his first set.
Quote from: premont on October 07, 2007, 01:32:51 PMYes Wieland Kuijkens cello suites are perhaps the most introspective ever recorded, and still within the frame of a true baroque concept. I like them very much too. They are like nothing else.
Quote from: sidoze on October 07, 2007, 01:53:00 PMsounds great but where can I find it? Checked amazon.com and hmv jp and didn't see it listed.
Quote from: masolino on October 07, 2007, 01:52:22 PMHmm the two recordings by S. Kuijken are more contrasted from each other than the two Suzuki Bach recordings - what strikes me as detached and tense in the earlier one is considerably smoothed out and relaxed in the later. I have read some critcism of the second set being bland and superficial, but then it may well be the more mature Kuijken preferring not to concern himself with musical point-making anymore. I'lll see whether I can upload some examples later
Quote from: Harry Collier on October 06, 2007, 02:40:10 AMThe 1957 recordings were issued by EMI in France in a boxed set at a ridiculous (cheap) price, coupled with the Johanna Marzty violin sonatas and partitas.
Quote from: head-case on October 07, 2007, 08:43:37 PMI think Heinrich Schiff's stands out as one that takes the notion that this is stylized dance music seriously. His recordings have a rhythmic drive that all other recordings I have heard lack.
Quote from: dirkronk on October 08, 2007, 05:13:39 AMHowever, IIRC, Starker did the Bach suites at least three times, maybe more. The EMI are good but the early-1960s Mercury versions shown by the OP are still my favorite, powerfully projected, gutsy where warranted yet articulate, and very beautifully recorded; I have these on original Mercury AND the Golden Imports pressings AND on CDr from downloads!
Quote from: Shrunk on October 08, 2007, 08:47:00 AMYou might want to have a look on Ebay and see what kind of price that Mercury pressing is going for. It might make you reconsider hanging on to it! (Agreed on the quality of the recording and performance, though.)
Quote from: premont on October 06, 2007, 02:44:57 PMMasolino, I own Suzukis first and very uninspired recording of the cello-suites. Do you think his second recording is that much better, as to justify a purchase??
Quote from: matti on October 06, 2007, 07:14:11 PMFournier.
Quote from: PSmith08 on October 29, 2007, 01:38:49 PMSecond! Indeed, having several versions of the Cello Suites at this point, I still cannot imagine a recording that I would like and respect more than Fournier's. Hearing him tear into the Prélude from no. 6, for me, is more than enough to cement the deal. He handles the various voices wonderfully and creates the contrasts that Bach, in my mind, created.
Quote from: Don on October 28, 2007, 08:52:34 PMYes, that first Suzuki recording is plain and boring. I wouldn't trust that he could do a much better job now.
Quote from: Peregrine on October 29, 2007, 02:08:37 PMThirded! Have Fournier, Slava, Casals, Tortelier and Gendron. Fournier is the most rounded and complete version for me, a very regal account of this masterpiece.
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