Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach: Complete Cello Suites
Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
2xSACD Hybrid / Multichannel / CD Stereo
After her acclaimed PENTATONE debut with Transfigured Night , Alisa Weilerstein returns with a complete recording of Bach’s Cello Suites. These pieces present the highest mountain to climb for any cellist, and one of the most transcendent and rewarding experiences for listeners alike. With his suites, Bach crafted — essentially without direct precedent — a body of solo cello music that forever defined the genre and brought the Baroque cello on par with its more popular cousin, the viola da gamba. Since Pablo Casals put them in the limelight again after 150 years of relative oblivion, Bach’s suites have become the alpha and omega for generations of cellists. To Weilerstein, the joy of this music — vibrant, contemporary, unquestionably alive — is the joy of her interpretation to the listener.
Since signing an exclusive contract PENTATONE, Alisa Weilerstein has released Transfigured Night (2018), and featured on Inon Barnatan’s Beet hoven Piano Concert os Part 1 as well as Old Souls, an album with music for flute and strings (both released in 2019).