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    Last night I was playing through the Cello Suites of Bach on my Pollmann double-bass and I perceived a richness imparted to those pieces which I never hear when they are performed on the cello. Now, the best player of those pieces on the double-bass is none other than Gary Karr - the Casals of the double-bass. It was through his recordings of those works that I also wanted to adapt them to the double-bass. It's alot of work but it pays off in the long run. I wonder why I have never heard a big name double-bass player in Europe tackling those pieces? Surely there must be any number of terrific double-bassists in Europe who could with ease handle these works!?

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    Are there any recordings one can buy for Bach's Cello Suites with the Double-Bass? I'd be interested in checking that out.

    I love Bach's Cello Suites. I have a recording of Casals.

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    ChamberNut,

    Check out the friendly people at this website if you want the double-bass version of the Bach Cello Suites:

    http://www.lemurmusic.com/


    Regards!

    Giovanni

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    Try listening to mozart violin sonatas on the double bass! There was a guy that entered the BBC young performer that did just that - it was rather odd and not really nice to listen to.
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giovannimusica View Post
    Last night I was playing through the Cello Suites of Bach on my Pollmann double-bass and I perceived a richness imparted to those pieces which I never hear when they are performed on the cello. Now, the best player of those pieces on the double-bass is none other than Gary Karr - the Casals of the double-bass. It was through his recordings of those works that I also wanted to adapt them to the double-bass. It's alot of work but it pays off in the long run. I wonder why I have never heard a big name double-bass player in Europe tackling those pieces? Surely there must be any number of terrific double-bassists in Europe who could with ease handle these works!?

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    Edgar Meyer has done them.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bach-Unaccomp...s%2C185&sr=8-1

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    Jeff Bradetich is also a master of these pieces: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...bradetich+bach

    And Mikyung Sung has played parts of the first suite, though the only video I know of is of very poor audio and video quality: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...yung+sung+bach

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