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Bach Cello Suites Arr Guitar Vol 2

Slava Grigoryan
Slava Grigoryan’s acclaimed Bach journey continues with the second volume of the Cello Suites.

Volume I – released in November 2016 – has entered recording history through its phenomenal success, receiving global critical acclaim and multiple awards (including the 2017 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album), and smashing the record for the longest spell at the top of the Classical Chart.

Grigoryan again chooses the richly resonant baritone guitar for Volume II, whose lower pitch allows the Suites to be performed in their original keys. The Sixth Suite was, however, originally written for an instrument a fifth higher than the cello – the same degree higher as a classical guitar from the baritone. As such, Grigoryan performs the Sixth Suite on a standard classical guitar.

The musical challenges of these three Suites are considerable. In the Fourth and Fifth, Bach’s musical writing is often dense and detailed, requiring astonishing dexterity, particularly when played on the guitar; there are also moments of deep emotion, most notably the incredible Sarabande of Suite No.5. In the Sixth, the music emerges into sheer joy, with cadenza-like moments which revel in exuberant virtuosity.

(Abc Classics) 4816472

Track Listing Extract:
1–6. Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major
7–12. Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor
13–18. Cello Suite No. 6 in D major

Slava Grigoryan baritone and classical guitars

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