This page lists all recordings of Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV1012, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on DVD video. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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These glorious performances of possibly the most challenging and inspiring pieces in the cello repertory were recorded in the Abbey Church at Vezelay in France and released on CD in May 1995. Here at last was one of the true greats of the instrument finally taking on the ultimate challenge for a cellist and delivering a recording that met every expectation and more of both public and press.
“The Basilique Sainte Madeleine's stern, ornate and majestic setting provides the perfect visual and acoustic context for Rostropovich's fluid, commanding solo Bach. His valuable spoken prefaces to each suite include casual demonstrations at the piano and organ.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2008
“Rostropovich's performances are masterly and all-involving, drawing distinctions between each work in his spoken introductions, although one can choose to hear the music without the commentaries. Unsurpassed and unsurpassable.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition
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"If I were to describe music as my religion, these six suites would be my bible" Mischa Maisky
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Recorded at Servatiuskirche auf dem Streichen, Chiemgau
Wen-Sinn Yang (violoncello)
Sound - Wilhelm Meister, Executive Producer - Korbinian Meyer, Directed for TV and Video by Ruth Käch
Recording Date: 2005
Place of recording: From the Servatiuskirche auf dem Streichen, Chiemgau
Running Time: 175 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Menu Languages NTSC: GB
Subtitle Languages NTSC: F, GB, SP
(also included are two CDs with the complete audio recording of the suites)
“There's real feeling in his music making, a sense of genuine connection with the spirit of the music ... his cello sings with almost human expressiveness” Classics Today
“…the austere visual dimension can have the effect of focusing one's listening, not least as the interior of the 12th-century Servatiuskirche auf dem Streichen at Chemgau makes a fitting backdrop both for the music and for Yang's vision of it. Just as the church manages somehow to be both beautiful and austere, so Yang is unafraid to let fundamental full tone achieve a powerful sonority in places, while at the same time keeping his readings light with some adroitly detailed articulation.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2006
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In den Winden im Nichts
A ballet based on Bach Cello Suites
Claudius Herrmann (cello)
Zurich Ballet, Heinz Spoerli (choreography)
Subtitles: Fr, Eng, Languages: Fr, Eng, Ger, Span
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Languages: English, German, French, Hungarian
This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.
Paul Tortelier - Testament to Bach
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