David Watkin (cello)
Resonus RES 10147
Reviewed July 2015
It’s very hard to put into words why this recording is so special. One of the finest Baroque cellists at last commits to disc great works he’s lived with for many years, knowing as he does so that these are his last recordings (Watkin suffers from a chronic skin condition relating to his fingers, preventing him from playing). This is inspirational solo Bach of the highest order, intimate and exalted, and it’s a profoundly moving achievement.
Audio clip: Prelude from Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009