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BACH: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (BWV 1007-12) 
Inbal Segev, cello

You probably already have a favorite version - or two - of Bach's unaccompanied suites for cello, perhaps by big-name soloists. This modest release, though not likely to displace them, would make an attractive alternative. Ms. Segev takes a bit for granted the ending of the Prelude in the first suite, one of the most ecstatic moments in all of music, but her performances are deft and thoughtful, accurate in pitch and flexible in rhythm. In any case, you may want to sample Ms. Segev's artistry live at Bargemusic in Brooklyn on Friday evening, when she plays Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 5. (James R. Oestreich)