About this project
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.
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.
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.
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