The Cello Suites (Guitar) (2016)

Bach

Petrit Ceku

First prizewinner of the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition and Pittaluga International Classical Guitar Competition, Petrit Çeku is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation and his exquisite sensibility and expressiveness have attracted and engaged audiences worldwide. Bach cello suites have become a monument and are often revisited by cellists and guitarist, but in this recording, Çeku gives an amazing rendition of these works in the extraordinary arrangement of cellist Valter Despalj. Recorded in the spacious and fantastic acoustic of the 13th Century Spanish church of San Francisco, in Ávila, Spain, Petrit Çeku’s vision of Bach’s suites is very personal, seductive, nuanced yet passionate: a wonderful revelation. Tip: Read the blog about this recording, written by producer Gonzalo Noqué

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The Cello Suites (Guitar) (2016)

Bach

Petrit Ceku

    Audiophile Audition -

"In short, Petrit Ceku has delivered a stunning performance of these shape-shifting works. These arrangements are a revitalization of the genius of Bach as a living tradition. The engineers have created a sound image that is life-like, immediate and deeply pleasing. This is a recording for the ages."

Fritz Balwit, Audiophile Audition © 2016[read full review]

    OpusHd.net

"It seems that guitarist Petrit Ceku has found the “voice” of his artistic soul so as to feel the music of the Leipzig cantor differently, with a new expressive force which subjugates and enchants at the same time. With playing that is astounding in its mastery, Petrit Ceku is sublime by playing on the dynamic contrasts, thereby bringing out emotion that is pure and profound."

Jean-Jacques Millo, OpusHD.net © 2016[read full review]

    Classical Music Sentinel

"Exceptional playing captured with great clarity. I believe this could be one of those desert island discs you keep hearing about."

Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel © 2016[read full review]

    Opusklassiek

"This is a performance of a very high level, technically perfect, with great rhetorical skills and a deep understanding of the structure of this music."

Aart van der Wal[read full review]

    HRAudio.net

"The recorded sound is excellent. The native DSD recording is extraordinarily natural and vibrant. Truly state-of-the-art and demonstration quality. This is the second Eudora SACD I've heard and both have demonstration-quality audio."

Mark Novak, HRAudio.net © 2016[read full review]

    HRAudio.net

"[...] it becomes spectacularly clear that Petrit Çeku is such a gifted player. And not only that, his Ross Gutmeier guitar sounds marvelously in the acoustics of the San Francisco church in Àvila, Spain; richly captured by the Eudora recording team. As far as I’m concerned, a clear recommendation for guitar lovers, and surely of unexpected interest for others as well.

Adrian Quanjer, HRAudio.net © 2016[read full review]

    HRAudio.net

"Çeku's playing [...] gripped me from his first few bars. His obvious love for Bach's music brings a self-effacing purity of tone from his six-string guitar; gracious, elegant, endearing, with perfect control of dynamics [...]. Çeku's [...] flying fingers of virtuosity and clear fluidity of thought sound almost as if all the Six Suites were played in a single recording session. I have already put this 2-disc album into my list of Records of the Year. [...] HiRes SACD brings the Auditorio of San Fransisco to your music room so naturally that you can close your eyes and think you are there. If you are a purist and abhor the idea of making arrangements of some of Bach's most emotional and at the same time amusing compositions, then just listen to Eudora's latest album, and don't miss this flourish of musical skill in demonstrating that this elevating guitar version actually complements the solo cello's original version."

John Miller, HRAudio.net © 2016[read full review]

The Cello Suites (Guitar) (2016)

Bach

Petrit Ceku

Digital Converters: Merging Horus
Microphones: Sonodore, Schoeps
Producer: Gonzalo Noqué
Recording Engineer: Gonzalo Noqué
Recording location: Auditorio San Francisco, Ávila, Spain
Recording Software: Merging Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD256
Speakers: Amphion

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EUDDR1602: The Cello Suites (Guitar)
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Suite BWV 1007- I. Prelude
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Suite BWV 1007- II. Allemande
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Suite BWV 1007- V. Menuet I/II
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Suite BWV 1007- VI. Gigue
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Suite BWV 1008- I. Prelude
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Suite BWV 1008- II. Allemande
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Suite BWV 1008- III. Courante
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Suite BWV 1008- IV. Sarabande
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Suite BWV 1008- V. Menuet I/II
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Suite BWV 1008- VI. Gigue
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Suite BWV 1009- I. Prelude
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Suite BWV 1009- II. Allemande
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Suite BWV 1009- III. Courante
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Suite BWV 1009- IV. Sarabande
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Suite BWV 1009- VI. Gigue
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Suite BWV 1010- I. Prelude
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Suite BWV 1010- II. Allemande
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Suite BWV 1010- III. Courante
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Suite BWV 1010- IV. Sarabande
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Suite BWV 1010- V. Bourree I/II
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Suite BWV 1010- VI. Gigue
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Suite BWV 1011- I. Prelude
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Suite BWV 1011- II. Allemande
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Suite BWV 1011- III. Courante
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Suite BWV 1011- IV. Sarabande
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Suite BWV 1011- V. Gavotte I/II
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Suite BWV 1011- VI. Gigue
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Suite BWV 1012- I. Prelude
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Suite BWV 1012- II. Allemande
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Suite BWV 1012- III. Courante
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Suite BWV 1012- IV. Sarabande
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Suite BWV 1012- VI. Gigue
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