Bach Suites & Sonatas
In 2013, I set out to record the complete Cello Suites and Viola da Gamba Sonatas of J.S. Bach. Rather than record all nine works at once, I chose instead to record three separate volumes over time. Each volume includes two Cello Suites and one Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord, juxtaposing these works with one another in an interesting way.
The 3-CD set is nearly complete, with the first two volumes now widely available, and the third in its editing/mastering stage as I write. I invite you to listen to Volume 1 and Volume 2, below. Physical copies of these recordings are sold exclusively at the Museum of Jurassic Technology gift shop in Los Angeles, CA. Online, you can purchase or stream via Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, or CDBaby.
The final volume will be released in early 2020. For this final installment, I had the opportunity to record Suite No. 6 on a rare 18th-Century Flemish 5-string cello from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I look forward to sharing the sound of this extraordinary cello with you soon.
– Shirley Hunt
J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas Vol. 1
J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas Vol. 2
J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas Vol. 3
Forthcoming in 2020