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J.S.BACH: SIX SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO JANOS STARKER (Four "SACD Single Layer + CD" Set) / J.S.バッハ:無伴奏チェロ組曲(全曲)(2SACD + 2CD・4枚組) [SSHRS-011/014]

J.S.BACH: SIX SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO JANOS STARKER (Four "SACD Single Layer + CD" Set) / J.S.バッハ:無伴奏チェロ組曲(全曲)(2SACD + 2CD・4枚組) [SSHRS-011/014]

Price: JPY9,200


Item description

DISC Form: Four (SACD (Single Layer) + CD) Set

Stereo Sound Exclusive Sales Item (Also at some selected audio-shops)

For this item, the same sound source has been used to record both the single layer SACD (DSD) and the CD (PCM). Each requires the specific player for each format to be used.

Audio Masterpiece Collections

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We became at last able to provide audio enthusiasts with the ultimate sound quality that is as close to the original master tape as possible.


J.S.Bach's Cello Suites (full-length performance)
Release date : December 1st, 2016

Capturing the miraculous quality of Bach's music in a fresh way

The sound image of the cellos is very broad, with its holographic shape maintained in the center of the sound stage. Low-level textures and natural tones remain throughout at an amazingly high level. The sound of strings against the fingerboard and musicians filling their lungs are heard across the stage. Single tones fill the room, and instruments in unison produce a magnificent sound architecture, and each chord resonates magically. To be moved such as this, it is not too much to say that the listener feels transported to the center of the world. (Extract from the "Classic Excellent Recording Ultimate Guide" written by Mori Shima and published by Stereo Sound)







 チェロの音像はやや大きめだが、中程度のパースペクティヴにホログラフィックな形を保つ。ローレベル・テクスチュアやナチュラルな音色は、驚異的な水準にある。弦が指板にぶつかる音や呼吸音が距離感をともなって届けられるのはともかく、重音はもちろん単音のパッセージでも、レゾナンスによってスペースに生み出される和音が壮大な音の建築物を出現させる。その場を世界の中心に変えてしまうような感動的な録音だと言ったら過ぎるだろうか。(弊社発行 嶋護著「クラシック名録音・究極ガイド」より抜粋)

Johann Sebastian Bach

無伴奏チェロ組曲 BWV 1007-1012
Six Suites for Solo Cello, BWV 1007-1012

[Disc 1]
第1番 ト長調 BWV1007
No.1 in G major, BWV 1007

1.第1曲 プレリュード[2:31]

2.第2曲 アルマンド[4:29]

3.第3曲 クーラント[2:24]
3. Courante

4.第4曲 サラバンド[3:22]
4. Sarabande

5.第5曲 メヌエットI/II[2:55]
5. Menuet I/II

6.第6曲 ジーグ[1:38]
6. Gigue

第2番 ニ短調 BWV1008
No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008

7.第1曲 プレリュード[3:15]
1. Prélude

8.第2曲 アルマンド[2:48]
2. Allemande

9.第3曲 クーラント[1:25]
3. Courante

10.第4曲 サラバンド[3:39]
4. Sarabande

11.第5曲 メヌエットI/II[2:34]
5. Menuet I/II

12.第6曲 ジーグ[1:37]
6. Gigue

[Disc 2]
第4番 変ホ長調 BWV1010
No.4 in E flat major, BWV 1010

1.第1曲 プレリュード[4:08]
1. Prélude

2.第2曲 アルマンド[2:47]
2. Allemande

3.第3曲 クーラント[2:31]
3. Courante

4.第4曲 サラバンド[3:24]
4. Sarabande

5.第5曲 ブーレI/II[3:52]
5. Bourrée I/II

6.第6曲 ジーグ[1:39]
6. Gigue

第5番 ハ短調 BWV1011
No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011

7.第1曲 プレリュード[6:47]
1. Prélude

8.第2曲 アルマンド[4:12]
2. Allemande

9.第3曲 クーラント[2:06]
3. Courante

10.第4曲 サラバンド[2:43]
4. Sarabande

11.第5曲 ガヴォットI/II[4:04]
5. Gavotte I/II

12.第6曲 ジーグ[2:33]
6. Gigue

第6番 ニ長調 BWV1012
No.6 in D major, BWV 1012

13.第1曲 プレリュード[4:42]
1. Prélude

14.第2曲 アルマンド[4:32]
2. Allemande

15.第3曲 クーラント[2:34]
3. Courante

16.第4曲 サラバンド[3:22]
4. Sarabande

17.第5曲 ガヴォットI/II[3:36]
5. Gavotte I/II

18.第6曲 ジーグ[2:40]
6. Gigue

János Starker, Violoncello

録音: 1963年4月15日(第2番)、1963年4月15、17日(第5番)、1965年9月7日(第1番)、

Recording: Recording: Ballroom Studio A, Fine Recording, New York, 15 April 1963 (No. 2), 15 & 17 April 1963 (No. 5),7 September 1965 (No. 1), 7 & 8 September 1965 (No. 6), 21 & 22 December 1965 (Nos. 3 & 4)
Recording Director and Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence
Recording Engineer: Robert Eberenz