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 : 9780802197979


The Bach Cello Suites

The Bach Cello Suites

A unique Companion to J S Bach's iconic Cello Suites from internationally-renowned cellist Steven Isserlis. 'Isserlis is the master of the material, yet always able to make it accessible . . . It is an absolute treat to be led to this sublime music by such an ethusiastic expert.' MICHAEL PALIN 'The book I've always wanted: an accessible, eloquent guide to the world's greatest - and maybe most elusive - pieces of music. And written by the man I'd want to tell me about it. This is such a delight.' DERREN BROWN Bach's six Cello Suites are among the most cherished of all the works in the classical music literature. Shrouded in mystery - they were largely unknown for some two hundred years after their composition - they have acquired a magical aura which continues to attract and fascinate audiences the world over. To cellists they represent a musical bible, to listeners, scarcely less. Through what are on the surface simple dance suites, Bach takes us on a spiritual journey like no other, leading us from joy to tragedy, concluding in jubilation, even triumph. Award-winning international cellist Steven Isserlis, whose recent recording of the Suites met with the highest critical acclaim, goes deep into that emotional journey, bringing to bear all his many years' experience of performing the Suites. His book is intended as a rewarding companion for all music lovers, ranging from the casual listener to the performing musician. By offering his own very personal observations of the music, Isserlis's aim is to take the reader further into the world of the Suites in order to enhance the experience of hearing some of the greatest works ever composed. Praise for Steven Isserlis' BACH: THE CELLO SUITES 'The most wonderful cello-playing, surely among the most consistently beautiful to have been heard in this demanding music.' GRAMOPHONE 'Isserlis has done the impossible. He has given the listener something new, and indeed something outstandingly good . . . This recording can sit proudly on the shelf alongside the great recordings of Casals and Rostropovich. In fact, I may find myself picking it up as the favourite.' BBC RADIO 3

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Genre : Music
Author : Steven Isserlis
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2021-10-05
Total Pages : 104 Pages
ISBN : 9780571366262


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


Six Suites For Cello Solo

Six Suites For Cello Solo

Johann Sebastian Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello were probably composed during his service as Kapellmeister in Cöthen, between 1717 and 1723. They are among the most well known and frequently performed solo compositions ever written for cello and have been transcribed for many other instruments over the years.

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Genre : Music
Author : Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher : Alfred Music
Release : 1996-02-01
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781457478741


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


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 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


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


The Bach Cello Suite No 1 Study Book For Cello

The Bach Cello Suite No 1 Study Book For Cello

Learn to play the first Bach Solo Cello Suite, measure by measure.

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Author : Cassia Harvey
Publisher :
Release : 2018-07-06
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 1635230411