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Bach Cello Suites

I’ve enjoyed listening to many interpretations of the Bach Cello Suites over the years, recordings by performers such as: Janos Starker, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo Yo Ma and Pablo Casals. And now the first-ever recording of a horn player playing the Cello Suites has recently  been released by Daniel Katzen, and it is wonderful!!

He plays the Suites in the original key, exhibiting not only great musicianship, but an enviably rich low register—perhaps the result of playing 2nd horn with the Boston Symphony for 3 decades!

This recording should be in the library of every horn player—its value far exceeds the modest price tag. His beautiful sound, expressive interpretation and fluid technique are inspirational!

In addition to recording the Cello Suites, Dan Katzen has also published his own edition in the original keys, available for purchase at the same site. You can order the CD and music at the following link: http://www.cfa.arizona.edu/horn/dkmusic.biz.html



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