J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas, Vol. 1 - Shirley Hunt
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Noted for her stylish interpretations, luminescent stage presence, and ambitious collection of musical projects, Boston, MA-based cellist and viola da gamba player Shirley Hunt brings fierce imagination and integrity to music of the Renaissance, Baroque, 20th and 21st centuries.
Shirley performs extensively with local and international period instrument ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Wiener Akademie, Agave Baroque, and Bach Collegium San Diego. Other recent engagements include performances with Archetti, Berkeley Symphony, Musica Pacifica, Mark Morris Dance Group, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. Shirley has given more than one enrapturing, memorable performance at the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
J.S. Bach's solo suites for cello, composed c.1720, were not widely known or played until the twentieth century. The absence of an authoritative manuscript has resulted in an extraordinary variety of interpretations, such that one cellist has remarked that the suites are "like a great diamond with so many different cuts that reflect light in so many different ways."
Also available: J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas, Vol. 2
Suite for solo cello No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
15 tracks, 2014.