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Bach Cello Suites

2017-06-06T05:14:24+00:00 Categories: Music Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

“Monophonic music wherein a man has created a dance of God." That is how Wilfrid Mellers described them. Bach’s cello suites are six cello suites numbered BWV (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis) 1007 to 1012. The cello suites are some of the most recognizable as well as frequently performed pieces for solo cello. IMSLP Entry: http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Cello_Suites,_BWV_1007-1012_(Bach,_Johann_Sebastian) History The history of Bach’s cello suites is somewhat of a mystery, actually. Nobody knows either if they were composed before the solo violin sonatas or the order in which they were created. Trying to establish the