|JS Bach||Suite No. 1 in G, BMV 1007|
|Max Reger||Suite No. 2 in D minor, Op 131c|
|Britten||Suite No. 1, Op. 72|
|Bach||Suite No. 6 in D, BMV 1012|
Launching our new Master Series, featuring internationally-acclaimed artists, cellist Alban Gerhardt presents the most famous of JS Bach’s solo suites, the first and last. Opening with the life-affirming G-major Suite, he follows with a personal favourite, Reger’s Suite No. 2 in D minor, with its inspired Präludium. After Britten’s dazzling First Suite, Gerhardt ends with Bach’s mighty D-major Suite, written for a six-stringed cello, a work of organ-like grandeur.
Gerhardt… one of the finest cellists around, expressive, unshowy and infinitely classy.Guardian