…and now for something completely different. Different from Anner Bylsma, that is. To my ears, Rostropovich’s interpretation of Bach 1 is lush, modern, kind of matter-of-fact, and no-nonsense.
Our first installment in the Bach series is Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma. A few unique features of his interpretation: Baroque bow, Baroque cello (no endpin), very little vibrato, lots of open strings, and a tempo that is generally slower than what many other modern cellists choose.