The idea of recording two of the six Cello Suites by Bach, composed for the unaccompanied cello, had been swilling around inside me for some considerable time. One day I conjured up the bravery to share the desire with a good friend who was kind enough to strongly encourage me in the pursuit of it, but also warned me against the dangers: “the risk of such a project is deception when authenticity is not ripe. Never force anything. One must always wait for when the moment feels right”.
Yet, the yearning didn’t dissipate. Month after month passed and that feeling remained as strong as ever until eventually the project was ready to be born. The wait matured into action. I feel the privilege of recording of these suites, BWV 1007-1008; it was gifted to me. Today, I hope the sharing of this gift will offer the same pleasure as I had in performing it.