The Strad – Review of the Bach Suites

The Bach suites beckon to all cellist as Everest does to mountaineers. Part of the compelling attraction of both performing and listening to these works lies in the spiritual and ethereal qualities written in the counterpoint. Yet they are ostensibly dances, a feature that Tatjana Vassiljeva is always aware of in this clear and ambient recording. Her self-effacing and natural view synthesizes modern and period aspect of performance, and she delivers the music with a technically immaculate execution. Add to that an intelligent reading of the underlying harmony and the overall achievement, set against a very crowded gathering of interpretations, is impressive (…)
There is a great deal to recommend in this recording.

Joanne Talbot  – The Strad


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