First prizewinner of the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition, Petrit Çeku is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation and his exquisite sensibility and expressiveness have attracted and engaged audiences worldwide. Bach cello suites have become a monument and are often revisited by cellists and guitarist, but in this recording, Çeku gives an amazing rendition of these works in the extraordinary arrangement of cellist Valter Despalj. Recorded in the 13th Century Spanish church of San Francisco, in Ávila, Spain, Petrit Çeku’s vision of Bach’s suites is very personal, seductive, nuanced yet passionate: a wonderful revelation.

Tech Info
SACD & download versions
Original format
DSD256 (11.2MHz)
Recording date
November 30 - December 2, 2014 & March 23-25, 2015
Auditorio de San Francisco, Ávila, Spain
Sonodore and Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Sennheiser headphones; Rens Heijnis custom made headphone amplifier; Neumann and Amphion speakers.
Catalogue number
EUD-SACD-1602 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-1602 (download version)
8436551170176 (SACD version)
8436551170183 (download version)