Bach Cello Suites - Part II
Music Chapel Festival
Bach to Mendelssohn
Stéphanie Huang, cello
J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 4, in E-flat major, BWV. 1010
Florian Pons, cello
J. S. Bach : Cello Suite No. 5, in C minor, BWV. 1011
Christine J. Lee, cello
J. S. Bach : Cello Suite No. 6, in D major, BWV. 1012
V. Gavotte I
VI. Gavotte II
The preludes that introduce the six suites are remarkably diversified in their style and architecture. The fourth is full of technical difficulties while offering cadential passages where great freedom of play can be deployed. Doubts persist about the precise instrument for which Bach wrote his famous suites for. The Suite No. 5 requires a scordatura (the fourth string must be tuned a tone lower than normal), and was transcribed for lute by Bach himself. The destination of Suite No. 6 is also complex because, being more acute than the other five, it seems to have been conceived for a
a five-string piccolo cello.
* – 18, + 65 years old
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