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3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars
Britten: Cello Suites
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 8 April 2012
This 2-CD Warner Apex set illustrates the problem with this recording of Benjamin Britten's challenging Cello Suites - William Butt takes far too long! Over 85 minutes compared with the usual 65-70 from competing single-disc recordings is just too spacious.

In addition, the recording is very closely miked, letting us hear the cellist struggle with the notes now and again.

Although William Butt does give us many lovely moments, this ponderous recording is not recommended; you would be better off with the excellent recording on Naxos from Tim Hugh Britten: Cello Suites Nos. 1-3 or the original Rostropovich/Britten recording on Decca Britten: Cello Suites Nos 1 & 2.
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on 24 May 2014
This is the most thoughtful approach to the suites I've ever heard.

The cellist has great respect for the composer and the music. This could be the standard recording.
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