Cello Suite no. 5 in Cm, BWV 1011

The Six suites for cello by Johann Sebastian Bach are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Most likely composed during the period 1717–1723, they have been transcribed for numerous instruments. Suite no. 5 was originally meant to be played with the A-string tuned down to G, but nowadays a version for standard tuning is included in almost every edition of the suites along with the original version. Some chords must be simplified when playing with standard tuning, but some melodic lines become easier ... more

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