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Mary Costanza plays Bach -
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GERALD FENECH

'... wholly impressive and full of lively ideas ...'

J S Bach: The Six Cello Suites - Mary Costanza. © 2013 MSR Classics

Bach composed his monumental six suites for cello solo sometime around 1720 in Cöthen while he was in the service of Prince Leopold. It was during this period that he wrote many of his secular pieces and one of the few occasions in his career when he was not composing for a church. There are no surviving manuscripts of these works in Bach's hand, but fortunately his second wife Anna Magdalena, who was also an excellent musician, also put the suites to paper, but without any indications of articulations or bowings, something normal for the time, as interpreters were left free to improvise the many aspects of the music...

Copyright © 24 April 2014 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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J S BACH CELLO SUITES - MARY COSTANZA

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

MSR CLASSICS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CELLO MUSIC

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