Bridge Baroque Christmas

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Six Cello Suites Revisited
Toke Møldrup, cello

$ 29.99

Toke Møldrup's virtuosic new set of Bach's six cello suites was recorded on a 1697 David Tecchler cello and culminates with a wildly decorated 6th suite performed on a five-stringed Italian instrument.  Møldrup is principal cellist of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, and professor of cello at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. The two disc set also includes Viggo Mangor's charming arrangement of Suite no. 1 for two violins, organ and cello.



"This is an extraordinarily beautiful and compelling set of Bach’s cello suites—which I strongly urge you to acquire, regardless of how many others you might already have." –Fanfare

"Toke Møldrup’s Bach emerges pure and clean. Athletic, with a sense of muscle right beneath the skin. Bach’s suites for solo cello are every cellist’s holy grail, making Danish cellist Toke Møldrup officially a Knight of the Round Table." –Politiken (Copenhagen)

Danish young-fellow cellist Toke Møldrup does a swell job here. Toke goes for drama and rhythmic gusto...he gives these immortal cello works a gutsy, heavily rhythmic interpretation.” - ICON (5 stars)

This is a very enjoyable, engaging rendition of the Cello Suites. Most aficionados will have their own favorite version of the music, but exposure to the review recording can only enhance and expand any pre-existing affinity for this work from the hand of a genius; it will also create new devotees.” - MusicWeb International

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Disc A

Suite I for cello solo in G major, BWV 1007
Suite II for cello solo in d minor, BWV 1008
Suite III for cello solo in C major, BWV 1009
Suite IV for cello solo in E-flat major, BWV 1010

Disc B

Suite V for cello solo in C minor, BWV 1011
Suite VI for cello solo in D-major, BWV 1012
Suite I revisited by Viggo Mangor (premiere recording)

BRIDGE 9503A/B (two discs)