One man and his cello: Pieter Wispelwey plays Britten Cello Suites

Monday night’s concert at Wigmore Hall was truly a one-man show. And it was going to take quite the soloist to confront these technically challenging and unforgivably exposing solo cello works. While Britten’s Cello Suites were composed less than 50 years ago, they also look back to J.S. Bach’s originals. Thus, Pieter Wispelwey’s equal understanding of both modern and Baroque music (his repertoire spans from J.S. Bach to Elliott Carter) puts him in a good position for a performance that looks forward as well as back.

Read the rest of the review on the Bachtrack website:

http://bachtrack.com/review-dec-2013-wigmore-wispelwey-britten?destination=%2Ffind-reviews%2Fcategory%3D1

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