Bach, J. S. - BWV 1012 Allemande - Cello Suite no. 6 Video

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Bach, J. S. - BWV 1012 Allemande - Cello Suite no. 6 Video

Post by David Belcher » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:29 pm

I know I haven't been around here very much lately, but I think I promised about a year ago to post a recording of this when I finally got around to it, so here is my arrangement of the Allemande from J. S. Bach's Sixth Cello Suite in D Major. :merci:


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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1012 Allemande - Cello Suite no. 6 Video

Post by Alain Cloutier » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:19 pm

Thanks David!

Everything is great in your video, the feeling, the technique and of course the beautiful tone.

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Post by Rasqeo » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:50 pm

Excellent playing David. I really enjoyed the video. Thanks for posting!

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Post by David Belcher » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:13 pm

Thanks, Alain and Rasqeo! I'm glad you both enjoyed it.
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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1012 Allemande - Cello Suite no. 6 Video

Post by James Stephens » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:01 pm

Beautiful playing David and a very nice sounding recording. Could you tell us about your recording setup and technique? Thanks!
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Post by David Belcher » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:10 pm

Hi, James. Thanks for your nice comment!

For recording I use two MXL 606's (very cheap mics—I think I got the pair for under $150) into a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. The mics are probably...four feet (maybe a little less) away from me, about two feet off the ground, and spaced about a foot away from one another. I experimented with all sorts of different placements and this one gets the most natural sound of all of them in the room I record in. Believe it or not, I did two takes of this recording and my first take was by far the superior sound-quality-wise, but I liked the execution of this take a lot better so I went with this one.

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Post by James Stephens » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:13 pm

Thanks Dave, very helpful!
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Post by Denian Arcoleo » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:27 pm

This performance drew me in. When the time passes and I become aware that I have only been aware of the music for a length of time, then I know that the performer has summoned that concentration which evokes the listener's concentration as well. Bravo!

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Post by David Belcher » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:20 pm

Denian Arcoleo wrote:This performance drew me in. When the time passes and I become aware that I have only been aware of the music for a length of time, then I know that the performer has summoned that concentration which evokes the listener's concentration as well. Bravo!
Thanks, Denian! That's a wonderful compliment. This is some of my favorite music and it's very easy to get lost in it, so I'm glad I was able to draw you into that world. All the best to you!

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Post by chiral3 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:35 am

Really nice Dave. Definitely a modern interpretation, which makes it really appealing, fresh. Flows really well. Great job on the arrangement.

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Post by David Belcher » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:57 am

Thanks, chiral!

I play a 2008 Paul Sheridan (West Australian luthier).

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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1012 Allemande - Cello Suite no. 6 Video

Post by Kenbobpdx » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:17 pm

Very nicely done, David. I will often times listen to postings while in my office. This one made stop what I was doing and really pay attention. As Denian said, it really draws the listener in. Always the hallmark of good playing. Thanks for sharing this.
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Post by David Belcher » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:59 pm

Thanks, Kenbobpdx! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1012 Allemande - Cello Suite no. 6 Video

Post by Anastas » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:06 pm

Really nice interpretation David. Tone is beautiful and your music is breathing like a living organism.
Thanks for shearing.

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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1012 Allemande - Cello Suite no. 6 Video

Post by David Belcher » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:47 pm

Thanks, Anastas!
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