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A year-long project to record all 6 Suites for Cello Solo by J. S Bach along with the digital publication of a new music edition by internationally

The Bach cello suites are perhaps the most challenging and rewarding set of works for cello ever written. Famous cellist Pablo Casals spent 12 years before he first played the suites in public, and every day for the rest of his life he started each day by playing one of the suites: Monday - Suite no. 1, Tuesday - no. 2, and so forth; on Sunday he rested. After years of research and performance, finally we will have a much anticipated recording of the Bach Cello Suites by Ovidiu Marinescu. Please watch the video telling his story and including clips from one of the recording sessions.

www.marinescu.com

Presented in collaboration with Parma Recordings, a cutting edge music label distributed by Naxos, this release of an enhanced 2-CD package which will include the complete recording, digital liner notes, a downloadable edition of the music with bowings and fingerings based on four handwritten manuscripts and the first published edition of 1824. The CD will also include special features, such as filmed interviews and a documentary about the recording sessions.

www.parmarecordings.com

The recording industry is on the brink of demise, with year after year of declining sales. That’s where the new technology which is being developed by Parma Recordings will reinvigorate the industry. Whether you buy a CD or download an MP3 file, now the music will come along with so much more: video clips, sheet music, interviews, and digital liner notes which will be a virtual booklet, looking and feeling like the real one. The new technology is being launched this fall.

The recording sessions take place in Rose Hall, at the University of Pennsylvania. The sound engineer is Eugene Lew.

Thank you for your interest in the project.

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    Signed copy of the Bach cello Suites played by Ovidiu - enhanced 2 CD set with the digital edition of the music, video clips and interviews

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    4 CD package including Fiesta Latina, Tchaikovsky, “Hopelessly Romantic,” and Bach cello Suites (2 CD’s)

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    A cello lesson with Ovidiu + A bound copy of the Bach Cello Suites edited by Ovidiu Marinescu

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    Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Marinescu at their house + 4 CD package including Fiesta Latina, Tchaikovsky, “Hopelessly Romantic,” and Bach Cello Suites (2 CD’s)

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    Never before offered, a special invitation to attend a recording session of Bach Suite no. 1 or no. 6 in Philadelphia (fall 2009)

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    SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL OIL - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE + Ipod Classic This very special gift was offered by Olga Dmytrenko, renowned painter for one gift only. The link to see it: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2433/3863308170_335705660f_b.jpg Title: "Lacus Somniorum" (in English "Lake of Dreams") Size(HxW): 18x24 in (45x61 cm) Style: Fantasy, Imagination Technique: Oil on canvas Year: 2009 Desc.: This paintings is an imagination of the Lunar lacus (singular lacus, Latin for for "lake") from a close distance. Lacus Somniorum is a plain located in the northeastern part of the Moon's near side. It is located at selenographic coordinates 38.0° N, 29.2° E, and has a diameter of 384 kilometers. It is the largest of the lunar features designated Lacus. The name is Latin for Lake of Dreams, a title given to this feature by Riccioli, an Italian astronomer who was the first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a freely falling body. Lacus Somniorum is an irregular feature with complex, somewhat ill-defined borders. The surface has the same low albedo as the larger lunar mare found on the Moon, and its surface was formed by flows of basaltic lava.

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    Private recital of any 3 suites by Bach, + An I-Pod classic loaded with all recording by Ovidiu Marinescu + Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Marinescu at their house

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