Flower Still Life
. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Called the “Rostropovich of the baroque cello” by the Boston Globe, Anner Bylsma was one of the leading cellists in the world. On this edition of Baroque&Before, we remember Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma, who died July 25, 2019 at the age of 85. We say Ave Atque Vale — Hail & Farewell, and share his recordings of Bach, Corelli, and Vivaldi.
Recordings for tonight’s broadcast come from WFMT’s Richard and Mary L Gray Music Library.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major for cello and basso contnuo, RV 45
Anner Bylsma and Francesco Galligioni, cellos; Ivano Zanenghi, archlute; Andrea Marcon, harpsichord
Sony SK 51350
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Variations on “La Follia” in g minor for treble recorder and basso continuo, Op. 5, No. 12
Frans Brüggen, recorder; Anner Bylsma, cello; Gustav Leonhardt, harspichord
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 6 in D Major for cello solo, BWV 1012
Anner Bylsma, cello
Sony S2K 48047