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Cello Suites Recommendation

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I know I have been asking for a lot of advice recently, but if I'm doing it is precisely because the advice that I'm receiving in this web is being absolutely outstanding so far.

That being said, I'd like to ask you guys if you could recommend some composer whose Cello Suites are really worth giving a try to. I don't really know many. I only know Bach's (I own a live version of his Cello Suites performed by Rostropovich which is OK I guess, but I listened to a Fournier's rendition last week at a friend's house and really liked it) and Britten's (again Rostropovich). Are there any other brilliant Cello Suites that I am missing?? Any other recommendation for Bach's and Britten's??

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There have been a number of very good performances - Casals, Fournier, Schiff (and I agree that Rafael Wallfisch is very convincing live - especially when he plays these 'in the round') but imho the shining performance is that of Rostropovich on EMI
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I think Vainberg (sometimes spelled Weinberg), who was a 20th Century Polish/Russian Composer, wrote some solo Cello works
Not many Composers have written for the Solo instrument.
You are partly right - Weinberg wrote four solo sonatas (and 24 preludes apparently)

There is a lenghty list of works at - many of which are unknown to me :tiphat:
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