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Cello Suites
Bach, Rudin
Cello Suites
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2

Many fine, reasonably priced recordings of Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites are on the market, including Alexander Rudin's on Naxos: a significant improvement over the label's earlier released cycle with Csaba Onczay. In ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Bach, Rudin
Title: Cello Suites
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Naxos
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 7/16/2002
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 747313599226

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Many fine, reasonably priced recordings of Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites are on the market, including Alexander Rudin's on Naxos: a significant improvement over the label's earlier released cycle with Csaba Onczay. In quicker movements like the Courantes and Gigues, Rudin keeps the music's uplifting dance qualities in the foreground and fortifies the fluidity of his Preludes and Sarabandes by drawing lush, eloquent sonorities from his 1740 Montagnan cello (tuned, like Anner Bylsma's and Yo-Yo Ma's remakes, a half step down from "modern" standard pitch). His unself-regarding and effective transcription of the famous D Minor Violin Chaconne provides generous filler. Rudin's playing is so good that when he occasionally scrapes his bow or just misses a note's intonational mark, you notice it. Still, budget-minded consumers might consider this excellently engineered offering, although a few more dollars more get you Heinrich Schiff's incomparable Bach Suites on EMI. --Jed Distler

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Cheap at twice the price
J. Lambie | LA, CA | 12/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It all boils down to "I like it" or "I don't like it". And, ultimately, taste cannot be disputed. To me, the cello suites are addictive. I have more than a dozen versions of them and every artist cuts Bach's diamond differently. I cherish them all. I listen to them all so that I continue to hear the music afresh. Rudin's interpretation is so lovely that you are not immediately aware of his virtuosity. He never shows off. Well, maybe a bit in the Ciaccone from the 2nd Partita for violin. Or perhaps it's just the trancendant wonder of the piece. I'm listening to it as I write this. It shows my poor "opinion" for the trivial thing it is. We live surrounded by miracles."