Playlist for 11th May – Solo Cello Music

Written by on July 12, 2010

There are some works that hold a special fascination for classical music lovers.  For me, one of those works is Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello.  It’s one of the pieces that I first came across very early in my first dabblings with classical music and was one of the catalysts in turning a brief acquaintance into a lifelong relationship.  I’m guilty of having mutliple versions of the work in my catalogue so for taday I’m going to play the opening prelude of each of the six suites by a variety of different cellists and  I’m going to intersperse each of these preludes with pieces for solo cello by a range of other composers.


Composer Title
J.S.Bach Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007 – 1. Prélude
Kaija Saariaho Spins and Spells (1997)
J.S.Bach Bach: Suite No.2 in d-moll – Prelude
Zoltan Kodaly : Sonata, Op. 8 – 1. Allegro Maestoso Ma Appassionato
J.S.Bach Suite for Cello Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1009 – 1. Prélude
Gyorgy Ligeti Sonate – Diologo – Adagio, rubato, cantabile
J.S.Bach Suite Nr.4 BWV 1010 I. Prelude
Benjamin Britten Second_Suite_Op80_I_Declamato
J.S.Bach Suite Nr.5 BWV 1011 I. Prelude
Philip Glass Company
J.S.Bach Suite for Cello Solo No.6 in D, BWV 1012 –  – 1. Prélude

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