Customer Reviews for Six Suites For Cello Solo, BWV 1007-1012
Location: from Hernando, FL
July 16, 2012
My teacher recommended the Barenreiter 320 edition of the Bach Suites. Having started studying the suites with another, more romantically-styled edition, I was most pleased with the common sense phrasing and bowing patterns of the Barereiter. I belive this version taps into Bach's spiritual side with greater fluency than other editions of the suites.
18 of 36 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Ohio
July 12, 2012
best edition I've used
I've had this edition for almost 2 decades now... it's the first edition I started learning the pieces from (though not the only version) and perhaps that's why I like it best, but I like that there are minimal editorial marks. The printing quality is very clear and the paper is of a good heavy quality that stands up to the eraser very nicely. The only thing I think they could improve is the cover and binding. After 2 decades my book is in sorry shape, cover falling off, a few pages hanging on for dear life. But nevertheless I recommend it to all my students.
16 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Sparks and Fumes
Location: from Deep Forest, Oregon
March 20, 2012
"The notes, all the notes, and nothing but the notes". With a few suggestions unobtrusively included. Wonderful.
17 of 42 people found this review helpful.
Location: from India
April 30, 2011
a must own!
a book that every aspiring cellist MUST own. can keep returning to it for a lifetime and still keep improving.
34 of 63 people found this review helpful.
April 15, 2010
I like this book muy mucho
52 of 96 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Denver, CO
November 11, 2008
Best edition of the Bach Suites
This is the best edition of the Bach suites. It includes minimal bowings and fingering sugestions and leaves more of the stylistic interpretations to the musician.
67 of 130 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Biloxi, MS
July 22, 2008
One of the best works for the cello
The Six Suites is a beautiful collection of music for the cello. Combining technique, skill, and elegance into each song. This book will keep a player commited to it for years.
70 of 125 people found this review helpful.
Davidson Mauricio Corrêa
Location: from Praia Grande/SP/Brazil
June 16, 2008
this version of the Six Suites is very good!!! In Brazil it´s recommended for students intermediats... note 10.
60 of 106 people found this review helpful.
October 23, 2007
This is the accepted standard edition for the Bach Suites and I like the majority of the bowings. I was a little disappointed when I found a typo, but I suppose it is a lot of notes to get right on the page. One would think that it must be digitalized copy by now, but who knows. Overall, good edition for most intermediate players.
50 of 103 people found this review helpful.
July 13, 2007
An excellent edition of the cellist's "Bible."
32 of 64 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Tampa, FL
March 2, 2007
Great set-up piece for beginning and intermediate
Comes highly recommended from our private instructor.
33 of 65 people found this review helpful.
February 11, 2007
Best Music Ever
This is the best edition of the Bach Cello Suites. All of the suites are good except number 2 in my opinion. An intermediate player can do the first 5 just fine but the 6th suite is deifficult. Beautiful music. Just buy it!
41 of 71 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Seattle, WA
December 13, 2006
A fine copy of the suites for beginners
This is the edition I first learned to play the suites with. While many consider the Fournier edition to be the "quintessential" bowing and fingerings, this is a clean copy which is easy to mark to your preference. Additionally, the 5th suite is provided with both normal and "modified" notation for if you want to re-tune your A string or not. This makes learning to play the 5th suite much easier (in my opinion).
40 of 74 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Austin, Texas
May 1, 2004
Bach - beautiful yet challenging
Bach’s six suites can only be appreciated by playing many movements. Many musicians can enjoy Bach just the same as a listener. One may notice that the Baroque style (i.e. BACH) is not the Romantic style of playing, yet it is still beautiful. In essence each suite steadily pushes the musical limits of the cello and the musician. The Preludes of Suites 1, 2&4 are soothing and profound to listen and play. In Suite3 (Prelude), musicians will easily notice a large change in tempo and difficulty, also the second half of the movement sounds like an organ. For me the best Suite is the 5th (prelude) and of the two versions, I prefer the original tuning where the open “A” string is tuned down to “G”. The only con of this edition is that the notes at the back are all in German. I recommend the CD (Sony) of cellist Anner Bylsma (playing on the Stradivarius cello "Servais") and because both versions of Suite5 are played.
38 of 72 people found this review helpful.