Hyperion Records has this month announced the release of German cellist Alban Gerhardt‘s new album: Bach: The Cello Suites.
The disc features the 6 cornerstone Cello Suites for Solo Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.
”Every cellist is dreaming of one day being able to have something meaningful to say with the Bach Cello Suites … our so-called bible …” Alban has told The Violin Channel.
“When I was asked several years ago if I would be interested in recording them I knew immediately that I was not ready – and insisted not before I had turned 50 …” the now 50-year-old cello virtuoso has said.
“My only hope is that the listeners won’t feel reminded of all the other recordings out there … that they will find something different and new in my interpretation.”
Bach: The Cello Suites
Alban Gerhardt, Cello
Label: Hyperion Records
Release Date: March 29, 2019