J. S. Bach’s six suites for unaccompanied cello, all based on Baroque dance forms and composed during his years as kapellmeister at the court in Anhalt-Cothen between 1717 and 1723, are among the most profound and moving works ever written.
Yet for two centuries the complex technical demands that these pieces require made them rarely performed. This lecture offers an overview of the six suites as a set.
Corresponding Concert: Sat, Apr 22: Alisa Weilerstein
Program: Bach’s Complete Suites for Solo Cello
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Bach: Suites for Solo Cello
First Session: Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Louis Rosen is a composer, lyricist, author, performer and teacher. Albums of his songs include his solo debut, Time Was; three CDs with Capathia Jenkins: The Ache of Possibility; One Ounce of Truth (The Nikki Giovanni Songs); South Side Stories, and the forthcoming Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues on poems by Langston Hughes. Musical Theater: Book of the Night; A Child’s Garden; and most recently, an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl. Selected other compositions: Twelve Songs on Poems by Maya Angelou; A Child’s Garden Song Suite; It Is Still Dark: Songs of Exile; Five Riversongs; music for thirty theatrical productions, on and off Broadway and around the country, and many concert suites drawn from these scores, including Act One: a Suite in Six Parts for sol...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here
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