Bach’s Cello Suites: A Sublime New Recording
If you are fan of Bach’s cello suites, which I believe are truly some of the most sublime music Bach wrote, and that’s saying a lot, then you are going to love this recent recording of them by Zuill Bailey, a performer I featured in a blog post recently, showing him playing some of the cello suites. I highly recommend this recording. You can get it from Amazon for only $13. The instrument Bailey uses for this recording is truly a one-of-a-kind cello that fully captures all the voice-like quality of Bach’s compositions. Before Bach came along with his cello suites, the cello was kind of a, ok, are you ready?, kind of a second-fiddle instrument. But never again after Bach gave us these cello suites. People much more in the know than I am about such things tell me that for a cello player, a complete recording of Bach’s works for solo cello is the “Mt. Everest” of cello playing. Bailey has clearly planted his flag on the top of the mountain with this recording.