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Pablo Casals playing Bach

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belgo · 05/08/2007 19:42

here on you tube

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Pruners · 05/08/2007 19:47

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belgo · 05/08/2007 19:49

the cello suites look deceptively simple

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IntergalacticWalrus · 06/08/2007 08:43

He was bloody amazing wasn't he?

I have hid CD too, and I also have a CD of Paul Tortelier plying them.

The Casals version puts Tortelier in the shade, man. I'm not a fan of PT tbh, he plays Bach like it's Rachmaninoff [snob]

IntergalacticWalrus · 06/08/2007 08:57

Actually, Pruni, I reckon you could probably play Minuet 1 & 2 from Suite 1, they are fairly easy, especailly if you leave out the trills etc.

Pruners · 06/08/2007 09:01

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IntergalacticWalrus · 06/08/2007 10:54

Oh yes, the Sarabande from suite 2

It's one of my faves to play

In fact the whole of suite 2 is swoonworthy

IntergalacticWalrus · 06/08/2007 10:55

Ooops, sorry the prelude form suute 2 (must learn to read, esp as I have a job interview from proofreading later!). It's truly fantabulous

It's those chords at the end that do it for me.

Pruners · 06/08/2007 10:56

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belgo · 06/08/2007 11:38

Am inspired to dust off and tune my cello

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