The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites

An award-winning journey through Johann Sebastian Bach’s six cello suites and the brilliant musician who revealed their lasting genius. One fateful evening, journalist and pop-music critic Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites—an experience that set him on an epic quest to uncover the mysterious history of the entrancing compositions and their miraculous reemergence nearly two hundred years later. In pursuit of his musicological obsession, Siblin would unravel three centuries of intrigue, politics, and passion. Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic narratives: the disappearance of Bach’s manuscript in the eighteenth century, Pablo Casals’s discovery and popularization of the music in Spain in the late nineteenth century, and Siblin’s infatuation with the suites in the present day. The search led Siblin to Barcelona, where Casals, just thirteen and in possession of his first cello, roamed the backstreets with his father in search of sheet music and found Bach’s lost suites tucked in a dark corner of a store. Casals played them every day for twelve years before finally performing them in public. Siblin sheds new light on the mysteries that continue to haunt this music more than 250 years after its composer’s death: Why did Bach compose the suites for the cello, then considered a lowly instrument? What happened to the original manuscript? A seamless blend of biography and music history, The Cello Suites is a true-life journey of discovery, fueled by the power of these musical masterpieces. “The ironies of artistic genius and public taste are subtly explored in this winding, entertaining tale of a musical masterpiece.” —Publishers Weekly “Siblin’s writing is most inspired when describing the life of Casals, showing a genuine affection for the cellist, who . . . used his instrument and the suites as weapons of protest and pleas for peace.” —Booklist, starred review

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Genre : Music
Author : Eric Siblin
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2011-01-04
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 0802197973


The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites

One autumn evening, shortly after ending a ten-year stint as a pop-music columnist for the Montreal Gazette, Eric Siblin attended a concert at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music. There, something unlikely happened: he fell in love with a piece of classical music -- Bach's cello suites. Part biography, part music history, and part literary mystery,The Cello Suitesweaves together three dramatic stories: The first features Johann Sebastian Bach and the missing manuscript of his suites from the eighteenth century; the second is that of Pablo Casals and his incredible discovery of the manuscript in Spain in the early twentieth century; and the third is Eric Siblin's own infatuation with the suites in the twenty-first century. This love affair leads Siblin to the back streets of Barcelona, a Belgian mansion, and a bombed out German palace; to interviews with cellists Mischa Maisky, Anner Bylsma, and Pieter Wispelwey; to archives, festivals, conferences, and cemeteries; and even to cello lessons -- all in pursuit of answers to the mysteries that continue to haunt this piece of music more than 250 years after its composer's death. The Cello Suitesis an incomparable, beautifully written, true-life journey of passion, imagination, and discovery, fuelled by the transcendent power of a musical masterpiece.

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Genre : Music appreciation
Author : Eric Siblin
Publisher : House of Anansi
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 319 Pages
ISBN : 9780887849589


The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites

One autumn evening, shortly after ending a ten-year stint as a pop-music columnist for the Montreal Gazette, Eric Siblin attended a concert at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music. There, something unlikely happened: he fell in love with a piece of classical music -- Bach's cello suites. Part biography, part music history, and part literary mystery, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic stories: The first features Johann Sebastian Bach and the missing manuscript of his suites from the eighteenth century; the second is that of Pablo Casals and his incredible discovery of the manuscript in Spain in the early twentieth century; and the third is Eric Siblin's own infatuation with the suites in the twenty-first century. This love affair leads Siblin to the back streets of Barcelona, a Belgian mansion, and a bombed out German palace; to interviews with cellists Mischa Maisky, Anner Bylsma, and Pieter Wispelwey; to archives, festivals, conferences, and cemeteries; and even to cello lessons -- all in pursuit of answers to the mysteries that continue to haunt this piece of music more than 250 years after its composer's death. The Cello Suites is an incomparable, beautifully written, true-life journey of passion, imagination, and discovery, fuelled by the transcendent power of a musical masterpiece.

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Genre : Music
Author : Eric Siblin
Publisher : House of Anansi
Release : 2009-03-22
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9780887848797


The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites

Originally published: Toronto: House of Anasi Press, 2009.

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Genre : Suites (Cello)
Author : Eric Siblin
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-01-06
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780099546788


J S Bach The Cello Suites For Mandolin

J S Bach The Cello Suites For Mandolin

J. S. Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, fully transposed and transcribed for the mandolin in standard notation and tablature. Includes all and complete pieces from the six Cello Suites.

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Genre : Music
Author : Daniel Sellman
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-03-11
Total Pages : 116 Pages
ISBN : 1494347377


Trills In The Bach Cello Suites

Trills In The Bach Cello Suites

Offers performers, teachers and students new insights into ornamentation. An important new reference work that has earned praise from America’s leading Bach scholar and an impressive list of distinguished cellists. The Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach contain some one hundred trills, many open to diverse execution and more than half sparking controversy among musicians. Now accomplished cellist Jerome Carrington brings together and examines historically informed interpretations of the trills and compares them with contemporary performance practice. Carrington collects and annotates every trill in the Cello Suites, examining each ornament individually to find the most historically accurate solution for its execution. For determining the form of each trill, he offers a method that includes analysis of harmonic structure. Because no autograph copy of the Cello Suites has survived, he undertakes a detailed study of the manuscript of the Lute Suite in G minor, which Bach adapted from Cello Suite No. 5, as a reference for correcting errors and verifying harmonic and rhythmic details. Bursting with new ideas, Trills in the Bach Cello Suites offers insight for performers and music theorists alike. It will aid in the interpretation of these classic works as it renews our appreciation for Bach’s genius.

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Genre : Music
Author : Jerome Carrington
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2012-11-19
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9780806185347


Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suites No S 1 6 A Score For The Cello

Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suites No S 1 6 A Score For The Cello

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Genre : Music
Author : Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2013-03-06
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781447489894


Complete Suites For Unaccompanied Cello And Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba

Complete Suites For Unaccompanied Cello And Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba

Bach-Gesellschaft edition of the six cello suites (BWV 1007-1012) and 3 sonatas (BWV 1027-1029), commonly played today on the cello.

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Genre : Music
Author : Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 102 Pages
ISBN : 9780486256412


Bach S Cello Suites Volumes 1 And 2

Bach S Cello Suites Volumes 1 And 2

J. S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are among the most cherished and frequently played works in the entire literature of music, and yet they have never been the subject of a full-length music analytical study. The musical examples herein include every note of all movements (so one needs no separate copy of the music while reading the book), and undertakes both basic analyses—harmonic reduction, functional harmonic analysis, step progression analysis, form analysis, and syntagmatic and paradigmatic melodic analysis—and specialized analyses for some of the individual movements. Allen Winold presents a comprehensive study intended not only for cellists, but also for other performers, music theorists, music educators, and informed general readers.

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Genre : Music
Author : Allen Winold
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2007-05-10
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9780253013477


Bach Cello Suites For Electric Bass

Bach Cello Suites For Electric Bass

(Bass). All six of J.S. Bach's essential suites for unaccompanied cello are arranged here for bass guitar in standard notation and tablature. Includes: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 * Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 * Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 * Suite No. 4 in Eb Major, BWV 1010 * Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 * Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012.

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Genre : Music
Author :
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2014-12-01
Total Pages : 104 Pages
ISBN : 9781495032592