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Elusive Disc lists 38 titles for Bach on its site. No Brandenburgs, no orchestral suites, no St. Matthew's Passion, but fully 5 complete sets of the cello suits (Ma, Rostropovich, Fournier, Maisky, Starker, and then one of Filippini doing two of them). And one of my used LP pushers indicates that the first Bach items to go are recordings of the cello suites. So, huh....very interesting, I would not have thought that the cello suites had that level of popularity. I own the Starker SACD and the Casals CDs - kinda hankering for a set on LP, which has become my preferred playback medium.
(One of my favorite LPs of Bach, the 1981 analog issue of Gould performing the Goldberg variations, seems to be out of print).
There's something especially appealing about solo Cello, both visually and musically, even to non-classical music lovers. You can see it/hear it all over; movie scores, weddings, buskers and the magnetic appeal of Cello leading off so many of the very popular Youtube flash mobs like this one:
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I really like this one but the surfaces are only EX-. Performances and sound, however, are first class. I'm sure it's digital but so what. Get the CD set and the vinyl, just to be sure.
"If people don't want to come, nothing will stop them" - Sol Hurok
....will not be surprised. The Starker, the Shafran, the Honneger, the Mainardi, the Fournier - they're all big-money records on original pressings. Demand is very high, so naturally the reissuers are going to go after this market.
The reissue - I am going through a phase where I prefer new vinyl.
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