Richard Tunnicliffe - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites - The Sunday Times
Tunnicliffe's name might not have the ring of an Isserlis or a Lloyd Webber, but as a highly respected mainstay of the baroque-music scene, he is entitled to have his say on Bach's six cello suites. He presents them in numerical order and thus as a process of increasing complexity and experiment, offering clear-sighted, intelligently informed yet emotionally engaged performances. His virtuosity in the faster movements is easy, though not casual, his degree of interpretative intervention gauged beautifully so that grandeur does not become grandiosity and the momentous sarabandes are reflective, not self-indulgent.