Jean-Guihen Queyras – Bach Cello Suites: The Castle in the Desert


Jean-Guihen Queyras takes us on a journey into the secrets of one of the most famous works for cello solo.


How did Bach come to conceive the unimaginable: composing an two-and-a-half hour “opera” for a single 4-stringed instrument?
Why did he use dances throughout the Suites? Are these dances meant to be be danced? How does one choose a bowing? How free can the interpreter be?
These are only a few of the many questions on which Jean-Guihen will give us his insight as a passionate performer of this Masterwork.


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Épisode 1
Suite 1, Prélude: The Call of Nature
Épisode 2
Suite 1, Allemande: The Storyteller
Épisode 3
Suite 1, Courante: Up=Down, Down=Done
Épisode 4
Suite 1, Sarabande: The Erotic of 1 and 2