msv 28511 (2 CD)
   
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BACH +
ULRICH HEINEN, solo cello

The Cello Suites of J S Bach are the corner stone of the repertoire for the solo instrument and have also inspired and informed the work of many modern composers. Here Ulrich Heinen provides a superlative performance of the first 5 cello suites (the sixth was written for a differently strung cello) and seminal modern pieces.

Ulrich's solo career flourished due to his phenomenal technique and musicianship, following his initial arrival in the UK at the invitation of Sir Simon Rattle to be principal cellist with the CBSO.

Please note that there are two errors in the booklet: the recording date of the Henze piece was omitted (14 July 2009); and we also omitted to credit Steve Portnoi of Outhouse Audio who splendidly produced and mastered the recording; these will be rectified on reprint. The booklet also does not carry the movement titles for the Henze work which were not supplied to us in time, and again these will be included in the next printing, the titles of the nine movements are given in the track list below.

CD DURATION:  CD1 - 77:28; CD2 - 71:20

AUDIO SAMPLE: Skempton - Six Figures - no. 4




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tracks:
J S BACH:
Cello Suites 1-5 (BWV1007-1011)

B A ZIMMERMANN:
Sonata for Solo Cello
HOWARD SKEMPTON:
Six Figures for Solo Cello
GERALD BARRY:
Triorchic Blues
SIMON HOLT:
Feet of Clay
HANS WERNER HENZE:

Serenade for Solo Cello (9 movements, viz:
1 Adagio rubato; 2 Poco allegretto;
3 Pastrorale; 4 Andante con moto, rubato;
5 Vivace; 6 Tango; 7 Allegro marciale;
8 Allegretto; 9 Menuett

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“A hugely interesting double CD...all exhilarating stuff, passionately performed and superbly recorded” – Gerald Fenech (ClassicalNet)

“His Bach is... nimble-footed. Zimmermann's Sonata Heinen despatches with authority. Heinen shows lyricism, charm and humour, great control and narrative flair The recording is clean and close.” – Tim Homfay (The Strad)

”The music usually dances when it needs to.... the quicker movements move forward with involvement. The fine sound [of the 1722 cello] has been captured with realism.” – Raymond S. Tuttle (International Record Review)

reviews page also contains an article about Ulrich Heinen from the Birmingham Post