Musicians and classical music fans are familiar with the Cello Suites of J.S. Bach; BASS SOUNDS examines the predecessors to these famous pieces. Ricercars by Gabrielli and Antonii use the cello as a true bass line voice—many of them don’t expand beyond the tenor range and make good use of the low register. The music is dark, mysterious, and peculiar at times, but never fails to convey a time period of rich musical expression. When we immerse ourselves in the unaccompanied cello music of the 17th century, we hear Bach’s Cello Suites in a new way.
released 17 February 2013
Performed and recorded by Emily Davidson
Mastered by Chris Davidson
CD design by Cindy LaBreacht
Emily Davidson, Baroque cellist and teaching artist, spends most of her time playing bass lines. Originally from New York,
Emily currently lives, performs, and teaches in the Boston area. Emily received her Master’s degree from The Longy School of Music of Bard College as a student of Phoebe Carrai. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from The Hartt School at The University of Hartford....more