From The YouTube Music Video Archives: Pablo Casals / Cello Suite No. 1 by Bach

My mom had the Casals LPs when I was young, and would sometimes play them as I went to sleep at night. The audio wasn’t nearly as good as some of the other versions, even in the 1970s, and I think he plays them quite a bit more slowly than Rostropovitch, Ma, Kremer, and the others I’ve listened to. Still, there’s something special about the Casals recordings. For one thing, he was the one who “discovered” a manuscript in a thrift shop. You can read more about the Suites at the Wikipedia entry.

[Part One] [Part Two]

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  1. Rufus McCain says

    Beautiful, thanks.

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