Kazuhito Yamashita plays the Bach Lute Suites

Yamashita: Bach Violin/Lute suites: BWV 1001-1006 - 2004
Yamashita: Bach Violin/Lute suites: BWV 1001-1006 - 2004

Kazuhito Yamashita plays the Bach Violin/Lute suites, BWV 1001 - 1006 (2004).

This is a truly revelatory recording of the famous Bach suites. Yamashita plays them with great energy and abandon, managing to bring out new sonoroties.

Adapted from the liner notes:

  • 1980 : Recorded Violin Partita No 2 and cello Suite No. 6 for RCA.
  • 1989: Performed complete Violin sonatas and Partitas over 2 successive nights at Casals Hall in Tokyo.
  • 1990: Recorded 6 Cello Suites and Partita for solo Flute and Lute Suites BWV 995 - 1013 for Nippon Crown... etc. etc. ... leading to this new transcription and recording in 2004.

Unfortunately (for me) most of the liner notes are in Japanese, which I cannot read.

Yamashita: Bach Violin/Lute suites: BWV 1001-1006 - 2004
Yamashita: Bach Violin/Lute suites: BWV 1001-1006 - 2004

Yamashita: Bach Violin/Lute suites: BWV 1001-1006 - 2004
Yamashita: Bach Violin/Lute suites: BWV 1001-1006 - 2004