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David Watkin|J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites

J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites

David Watkin

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This is said to be the last recording by British cellist David Watkin, who is moving to conducting due to a muscle problem. It should deeply satisfy the player's British fan base and go beyond that, for it's a fine recording of the much-played Bach Suites for solo cello. The unusual historical instruments will get attention: a 1660 instrument by Francesco Ruggieri, and, for the Suite No. 6 in D major for solo cello, BWV 1012, an extremely rare five-string Amati cello from 1600. The set is worth the time and money for the utter strangeness (and Watkin's confidence in strange surroundings) of this performance, which has the flavor of some arcane yet deeply human wisdom imparted from the distant past. The rest of the suites are also more of the 17th century than of the 18th: Watkin's playing is rhetorical, as if the cello was embodying utterances in some hidden language. It is seemingly spontaneous yet well controlled, and it is intimate in a way that big concert-hall performance cannot be. There are some unusual tempos in the set, all backed up by reasonable even if not definitive evidence, but the overall conception is the most important novelty. The Resonus label backs Watkin up with engineering in a small chapel that fits the slightly antique tone. If this is Watkin's swan song on the cello, it's a fine one.
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1
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude
00:02:14

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

2
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: II. Allemande
00:04:39

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

3
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: III. Courante
00:02:41

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

4
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande
00:02:50

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

5
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: V. Menuet I & II
00:03:48

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

6
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: VI. Gigue
00:01:43

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

7
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: I. Prélude
00:03:00

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

8
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: II. Allemande
00:04:13

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

9
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: III. Courante
00:03:07

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

10
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: IV. Sarabande
00:04:37

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

11
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: V. Bourrée I & II
00:04:00

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

12
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: VI. Gigue
00:03:15

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

13
Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: I. Prélude
00:06:36

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

14
Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: II. Allemande
00:07:09

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

15
Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: III. Courante
00:02:35

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

16
Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande
00:03:39

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

17
Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: V. Gavotte I & II
00:05:34

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

18
Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: VI. Gigue
00:02:29

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

DISC 2

1
Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: I. Prélude
00:03:19

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

2
Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: II. Allemande
00:03:39

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

3
Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: III. Courante
00:02:04

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

4
Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande
00:05:13

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

5
Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: V. Menuet I & II
00:04:00

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

6
Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: VI. Gigue
00:02:54

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

7
Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: I. Preludium
00:03:27

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

8
Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: II. Allemande
00:04:04

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

9
Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: III. Courante
00:03:24

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

10
Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: IV. Sarabande
00:03:41

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

11
Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: V. Bourrée I & II
00:06:24

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

12
Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: VI. Gigue
00:02:49

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

13
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: I. Prelude
00:04:56

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

14
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: II. Allemande
00:08:49

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

15
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: III. Courante
00:03:42

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

16
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: IV. Sarabande
00:04:59

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

17
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: V. Gavotte I & II
00:04:55

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

18
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: VI. Gigue
00:04:13

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - David Watkin, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Resonus Limited (P) 2015 Resonus Limited

Album Description

This is said to be the last recording by British cellist David Watkin, who is moving to conducting due to a muscle problem. It should deeply satisfy the player's British fan base and go beyond that, for it's a fine recording of the much-played Bach Suites for solo cello. The unusual historical instruments will get attention: a 1660 instrument by Francesco Ruggieri, and, for the Suite No. 6 in D major for solo cello, BWV 1012, an extremely rare five-string Amati cello from 1600. The set is worth the time and money for the utter strangeness (and Watkin's confidence in strange surroundings) of this performance, which has the flavor of some arcane yet deeply human wisdom imparted from the distant past. The rest of the suites are also more of the 17th century than of the 18th: Watkin's playing is rhetorical, as if the cello was embodying utterances in some hidden language. It is seemingly spontaneous yet well controlled, and it is intimate in a way that big concert-hall performance cannot be. There are some unusual tempos in the set, all backed up by reasonable even if not definitive evidence, but the overall conception is the most important novelty. The Resonus label backs Watkin up with engineering in a small chapel that fits the slightly antique tone. If this is Watkin's swan song on the cello, it's a fine one.
© TiVo

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