||JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - The Cello Suites - Petrit Çeku (Guitar) -
Hybrid SACD 2-Disc Set - 8436551170176 - Released: May 2016 - Eudora EUD-SACD-1602|
The more I listen to this impressive new recording, and I've listened to it at least once a day now over the last month or so, the stronger my conviction grows that maybe, just maybe, dear old Johann
might have settled on the wrong instrument for which to write these wonderful Suites. I understand that his prime intent was to publish them as Studies with which cellists could hone and improve
their technique, and as such, they've certainly proven to be effective. But from a listener's perspective, I have to admit that, as expressive and warm the sound of the cello can be, under the wrong
hands it can quickly become dull as dishwater. The classical guitar on the other hand, with its bright, open and dynamic characteristics, is less conducive to creating ear fatigue.