Monday, February 28, 2011

#59 The Smell of Downbeat

A dance that starts so brightly is slowly decaying, turning into a nightmare. Down, down to depression, all the light is gone. It is–somehow–comfortable. During the last minute, there's not even one happy tone, and yet the last one is so sedative.

I'm not sure how Isserlis can play the cello and dance at the same time but he does. This is the best of modern recordings of these suites.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Work: Suite No 3 for Solo Cello, VI. Gigue
Recording: Steven Isserlis

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