RECORDINGS OF THE SUITES

From the first to the last release...

HISTORY  NEW RELEASES  SURVEY: RESULTS ALL THE RECORDINGS PLAYLISTS

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history of the recorings
first three recordings in the history of the Suites...

1. PABLO CASALS

Pablo Casals Bach Cello Suites
1890 
Pablo casals was 13 years old when he bought an edition of the Bach cello Suites in a second hand music store in Barcelona. By the age of 26, he started the revival of this masterpiece in performances.
1938
The first recording of the cello Suites was born...

2. iwan D'Archambeau

Iwan D'Archambeau Bach Cello Suites
Belgium Cellist born in 1879 – passed away in December 1955
Iwan D'archambeau was a member of the Flonzaley Quartet from 1903 til 1929.
He was the second cellist who recorded the 6 Bach Cello Suites in April 1953.

3. ENRICO Mainardi

Enrico Mainardi recorded the Suites in 1950 and 1955

4. ANNLIES SCHMIDT

German cellist Annlies Schmidt studied in Berlin with Emanuel Feuermann to whom she dedicated this recording.
1957:  Her recording of the Cello Suites was the first recording following closely Anna-Magdalena Bach manuscripts with an historical set-up.

new RELEASES 2018-19

JIRI BARTA

(2018)

YO-YO MA

(2018)

MARIANNE DUMAS

Full baroque set-up
(2018)

TOKE MOLDRUP

(2018)

NATALIA KHOMA

(2018)

SOPHIE WEBBER

(2018)

QUIRINE VIRSEN

2018

LUCIA SWART

2019

ALBAN GERHARDT

2019

2017 survey: "Favorite interpreter of the Suites?"


Between August 2017-February 2018, 331 out of 338 cellists answered this question


Results of the survey...

TOP 8 (2017)

A BYLSMA

YO-YO MA

P CASALS

J-G QUEYRAS

P WISPELWEY

P FOURNIER

M ROSTROPOVITCH

S ISSERLIS

More results suggested (by alphabetical order)

D BADIAROV

Da Spalla

A BAUER

S BAGRATUNI

Z BAILEY

M BRUNELLO

J BECKTELL

L CLARET

P CARRAI

C CARR

T DEMENGA

O GAILLARD

D GAISFORD

A GASTINEL

N GUTMANN

M HAIMOVITZ

N HARNONCOURT

R KIRSHBAUM

JAAP TER LINDEN

G LIPKIND

L LUCKERT

M MAISKY

A MENESES

T MORK

P OLEFSKY

P PANDOLFO

Viola da gamba

V PATERNOSTER

B PERGAMENSHCHIKOW

D ROHMANN

H SCHIFF

I SERGEV

D SHAFRAN

J STARKER

P. TORTELIER

I VARDAI

L VARGA

J. VOGLER

D WATKINS

W ZELENKA

B ZHU

R ZIPPERLING

FRED ZLOTKIN

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All the recordings of the 6 Suites
1938-2019

more than 200 Journeys into Bach's magnificent 6 Suites for violoncello solo...


  • Iwan D'Archambeau Bach Cello Suites
  • Annlies Schmidt Bach Cello Suites


RECORDINGS TIMELINE
from 1930 to 2019

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1930- 1960

Casals, Pau

1939

D'Archambeau, Iwan

Released in 1978

Mainardi, Enrico

Recorded in 1950-55

Schmidt, Annlies

(rec in 1957 - 1958)

Honneger, Henri

1959

Janigro, Antonio

1960

Cassado, Gaspar

1960

Clement, Jean-Marx

1960

Levy, Andre

1960

Wenzinger, August

1960

1961- 1972

Fournier, Pierre

1961
(Rec in Hanover, Beethovensaal, 12/1960)

Burger, Paul

1963

Tortelier, Paul

1963

Harnoncourt, Nikolaus

1965

Startker, Janos

1965

Nyffenegger, Esther

1971

Looser, Rolf

between 1970 & 1979

1973 - 1980

Jerbic, Marjan

1974

Rostropovich, Mstislav

1975

Shafran, Daniil

76

Navarra, Andre

1978
Recorded in 1977 by Georges Kisselhoff at Temple de l'Assomption, Paris.

Milos Sadlo

1978

Gendron, Maurice

1979

Fontanarosa, Renaud

1978

Bylsma, Anner

1979

Grümmer, Peter

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1980-83

Starker, J

1980

Flachot, Reine

1981

Perenyi, Miklos

1981

Ma, Yo-Yo

1981

Zlotkin, Frederick

1981

Rostropovitch, Mstislav

1983

1984

Bengtsson, Erling

1984

Berger, Julius

1984

Starker, Janos

1984

Vasolieva, Alla

1984

Vectomov, Sasa

1984

1985

Baumann, Jorg

1985

Fujiwara, Mari

1985

Harrell, Lynn

1985

Maisky, Mischa

1985

Schiff, Heinrich

1985

1986-1991

Boettcher, Wolfgang

1989

Wispelwey, Pieter

1990

Rautio, Erkki

1991

1992-93

Demenga, Patrick

1992

Markevitch, Dimitry

1992

Turovsky, Yuri

1992

Mantel, Gerhard

1992

Onczay, Csaba

1993

Zeuthen, Morten

1993

1994-95

Meunier, Alain

1992-4

Filippini, Rocco

1994

Henkel, Christoph

1994

Kirshbaum, Ralph

1994

Rosen, Nathaniel

1994

Brunello, Mario

1995

Rostropovich, Mistislav

1995

1996-97

Schiefen, Guido

1996

Suzuki, Hidemi

1996 - 2004 (re-issued)
Baroque cello

Linden, Jaap ter

1997

Ma, Yo-Yo

1997

1998-99

Beschi, Paolo

1998

Pergamenschikov, Boris

1998

Wispelwey, Pieter

1998
baroque

Maisky, Mischa

1999

Rattay, Evzen

1999

Sheppard, Susan

1999
Baroque

Thedéen, Torleif

1999

2000

Bartá, Jiri

2000

Burkhardt, Martin

2000
(baroque)

Cohen, Robert

2000

Haimovitz, Matt - 2000

2000

Hanani, Yehuda

2000

Helmerson, Frans

2000

Muller-Schott, Daniel

2000

Rudin, Alexander

2000

2001-02

Cocset, Bruno

2001
(baroque)

Gaillard, Ophélie

2001

Markson, Richard

2002

Bernaert, Jacques

2002

Demarquette, Henri

2002

Jones, Michael Kevin

2002

Zeuthen, Morten

2002

2003-04

Bruns, Peter

2003

Coppey, Marc

2003

Brunello, Mario

2004

Istomin, Sergei

2004

Kniazev, Alexander

2004

2005

Hugh, Tim

2005

Kliegel Maria

2005

Mork, Truls

2005

Spanoghe, Vivianne

2005

Wang, Jian

2005

2006

Deletaille, Nicolas

2006

Jaap ter Linden

2006

Sant'ambrogio, Sara

2006

Yang, Wen-Sinn

2006

Velitchka, Yotcheva

2006

2007

Gastinel, Anne

2007

Isserlis, Steven

2007

Kenedy, David

2007

Lipkind, Gavriel

2007

Meneses, Antonio

2007

Queyras, Jean-Guihen

2007

Ostertag, Martin

2007

2008-09

Jordan, Myles

2008
(baroque)

Pincombe, Steuart

2008
(baroque)

Diaz, Andres

2009

Klinger, Sebastian

2009

Kuijken, Sigiswald

2009
(Viola da Spalla)

Yoran, Victor 2009

2009

2010

Badiarov, Dmitry

2010
(viola da spalla)

Bailey, Zuill

2010

Dieltiens, Roel

2010

East, Angela

2010
(baroque)

Fontana, Matthieu

2010
(baroque)

Georgian, Karine

2010

Matzke, Werner

2010

Metzger, Jorg

2010

Piovano, Luigi

2010

Rehfeldt, Matt

2010

Van Lier Josephine

2010
(baroque)

Zelenka, Winona

2010

2011

Bauer, Andrzej

2011

Gaillard, Ophélie

2011
(baroque)

Goldschlager, Michael

2011

Haines Eitzen, John

2011

Jogler, Jan

2011

Marinescu, Ovidiu

2011

Rummel, Martin

2011

Tompkins, Tanya

2011
(baroque)

Viersen, Quirine

2011

Wu, Hekun

2011

2012-13

Carr, Colin

2012

Costanza, Christopher

2012

Tunnicliffe. Richard

2012

Wispelwey, Pieter

2012

Butt, William

2013

Constanza, Mary

2013

La Marca

2013

Miranda, Carmine

2013

2014

Arnau, Tomàs, 2014

2014

Cahn-Lipman, Kivie

2014

De Hoog, Viola

2014

Harlé, David

2014

Geringas, David

Enders, Isang

2014

Kotova Nina

2014

Mercer, Rachel

2014

Pang, Clark 2014

2014

Schmidt, Niklas

2014

Rohmann, Ditta

2014

2015

Debrus, Alexandre

2011-2015

Eijlander, Joachim

2015

Fujiwara, Mari

2015

Haimovitz, Matt

2015

Higham, Philip

2015

Kuijken, Wieland

2015

Rademakers, Mayke

2015

Signorini, Luca 2015

2015

Segev, Inbal

2015

Watkin, David

2015
(baroque)

2016

Beckmann, Mathias

2016

Gylfadottir, Bryndis Halla

2016

Svedberg, Staffan

2016

Zagorinsky, Alexander

2016

2017

Demanga, Thomas

2017

Franzetti, Luca

2017
(baroque)

Jankovic, Xenia

2017

Luckert, Leonardo

2017
(baroque)

Narroway, Richard

2017

Shao, Sophie

2017

Skoraczewski, Dariusz

2017

Stradner, Christoph

2017

Yang, Sung-Won

2017

2018

Bárta, Jiří

2018

Ma, Yo-Yo

2018

Dumas, Marianne

2018
(baroque)

Moldrup, Toke

2018

Khoma, Natalia

2018

Webber, Sophie

2018

Viersen, Quirine

(2018)

2019

Gerhardt, Alban

2019

Swart, Lucia

2019

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