Bach: The Cello Suites [DVD Video]
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Maisky has acknowledged the period instruments style of Bach in these performances. His playing is slightly more reserved, somewhat analytical, very broad and powerful with a rich and deeply resonant string sound. I was immediately enamored with his sound, which is helped immeasurably by this recording made in a fresco decorated stone room in a Palladian Villa. The sound is reverberant and well-focussed. Because of the venue, vibrato seems less necessary, so Maisky can easily adopt what one may consider a more "authentic" performing practice. He uses less vibrato but Bach's long, singing lines don't suffer in the stone room's limpid and bell-like acoustics. This is a slightly more refined and Classical performance than Rostropovich. Having both of them seems ideal in order to truly appreciate Bach's masterful Suites.Read more ›
I can't wait until someone comes out with a performance of the Sonatas and Partitas for Violin. That will add to my collection of music that you wouldn't think of watching on your TV screen.
Rostropovichi, Casals, Paul Torteiler, Starker, Fournier, Tsutsumi, Mineo Hayashi, Yasuhiro Yamamoto,Navarra,Juro Aoki,
Maiskey's 1999,1985 and this DVD.
First time I heard this performance on TV show. I recorded it, and it became my best favorite. But unfortunately, this video was broken. After that, each performances have each fascinations, but I alwas looking for this recordings.
Someone said, Maiskey's performance is so unique that gives separate impression to listners. Someone likes it very much, the other hands there are many people do not.
But for me, this is the real sounds of Cello, most natural, most deep, this sounds make me happy.
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I was afraid of getting bad to average video or sound on this product since this DVD is made from a recording of the mid 80s, and some leaked videos on youtube not giving a good... Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by Sacrenouille
It is by far the best performance for Bach_The Cello Suites. Mischa Maisky has done a great work indeed. For all classics lovers I highly recommend this piece of art.Published on October 23, 2011 by Scorps