Cello Suite no. 6 in D, BWV 1012

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. It is believed that the sixth suite was composed specifically for a five-stringed violoncello piccolo, an instrument roughly the size of a 7/8 normal cello that has a fifth upper string tuned to E, a perfect fifth above the otherwise top string. However, some say there is no substantial evidence to support ... more

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