Tilman Hoppstock is one of Germany’s most famous guitar players and the work of Bach stands in his focus for a long time: His research of over 30 years culminated in the publication of two book titles and his musicological edition is considered today a standard work by nearly all guitarists who occupy themselves with Bach. In 2013 he earned the doctor’s degree for his research on Bach.
The Six Suites for solo cello are nowadays performed on a wide range of instruments and Tilman Hoppstock has adapted the Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 5 for his instrument the guitar. His large knowledge of the contrapunctal technique of Bach combined with his stupendous virtuosity on the guitar resulted in a recording of great musicality and sensibility.
Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cello Suites for Guitar:
Cello Suite No. 5 BWV 1011/995 in f minor (orig. for solo cello in c minor / lute in g minor);
Cello Suite No. 2 BWV 1008 in a minor (orig. for solo cello in d minor);
Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 in D major (orig. for solo cello in G major);
Milano, Francesco da/ Bach, J.S.: Fantasies & Chorals:
Fantasia XXXV – Choral:
Christ lag in Todesbanden; Choral:
Herzlich tut mich verlangen (version 1 & 2);
Fantasia XXXVIII – Choral:
O Traurigkeit; Fantasia XXVIII – Choral:
Wer hat Dich so geschlagen - Choral:
Petrus, der nicht denkt zurück;
Bonus track: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 BWV 1068/2;