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Excellent restoration of Fabled recordings,
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This review is from: Bach: Cello Suites and Transcriptions (Audio CD)
Casals was a perfectionist (and, by all accounts, a lovely human being) and took a lot of pursuasion to record these famous takes of the Bach cello suites in the late 1930s. I can add little to the other reviewers comments about these magical recordings except to say that they sound almost "modern" in their almost cinematic approach. What I mean is that these recordings sound very visual and I belive that Casals had specific images in mind as he played each one, such as Christ on the road to Calvary during suite 5. Unbeatable.
These careful restorations from old 78s sound great and have not been over-processed in this bargain 2-CD Naxos set. An essential purchase!