Bach – Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012

Following his success composing for more unconventional tuning with his fifth ‘cello suite, Bach moved on to writing for much stranger variations with his sixth, in D major. Even though the majority of performances given since are played on regular, four-string ‘cellos, it’s most likely Bach wrote for a slightly smaller five-string ‘cello, equipped with a top E string.… Read More Bach – Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major BWV 1049

“At Your Highness’ command, as I noticed that Your Highness took some pleasure in the little talents which Heaven has given me for Music, Your Highness deigned to honour me with the command to send Your Highness some pieces of my Composition:” wrote Bach to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, presenting his six Brandenburg… Read More Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major BWV 1049