Stanley Yates - Recordings

  J. S. Bach: Cello Suites 1-3 (arr. for guitar)

Heartdance Music Inc., 1999. HDM-1080/1081
64:48 playing time

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"A major landmark."
Classical Guitar

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Suite 3: Prelude, Sarabande & Gigue

 

 

 

 

 

 

"...a very personal, compelling, and technically flawless performance..." American Record Guide

"This is distinguished playing, a recording to hear and learn from." Soundboard, USA

"Far from being of interest only to those who wish to play from Yates's transcriptions, the performances recorded here are of the greatest relevance to all who cherish Bach...[Yates] has brought considerable academic and cultural resources to the task. Allied to immaculate technique, this results in a sense of commitment and ownership rarely equaled in this repertoire. A major landmark." Classical Guitar, England

"Listening to this interpretation it is impossible not to refer to the same transcriptions of the Suites by Yates (published by Mel Bay the past year), where he rethinks the terms in which Bach has been represented in the guitar tradition....as very rarely occurs in the execution of Bach on the guitar, the musical idea is put ahead of its realization." Guitart, Italy

"In accord with the English saying 'The proof of the pudding is in the eating'...we hear neither an arid Bach imitation nor a romanticized interpretation to which the guitar might lend itself, but rather a piece of music-making characterized by joyful playing and knowledge of the subject." Guitar Aktuell (Germany)