J.S. Bach : Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
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In May 2014 the Hungarian cellist István Várdai performed three Bach Suites at an unusual venue in New York: not the storied glamour of Carnegie Hall or the hip 92st St Y, but the Board of Officers Room in the recently renovated Armory on Park Avenue, a room no less redolent of distinguished history: to which he made his own distinguished contribution according to the New York Times, with a recital which concluded with a ‘superb’ performance of the Sixth Suite.
Bach’s iconic solo suites form the pinnacle of the entire cello repertoire, the ultimate challenge and a Mount Everest every young and aspiring cellist has to climb, no matter how often that has already been done.
Young Hungarian cellist István Várdai is winner of the Geneva Competition, 3rd prize Tchaikovsky Competition 2007 and first prize winner of the prestigious ARD competition in 2014. He embarked on a successful international career, having played with Mikhael Pletnev, Adám Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis, and chamber music partner of Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Andras Schiff, Klára Würtz and many others.
00:00:00 Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude
00:02:52 Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: II. Allemande
00:07:08 Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: III. Courante
00:10:01 Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande
00:12:39 Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: V. Menuet I & II
00:15:56 Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: VI. Gigue 1