“The Cello Suites” by Eric Siblin

The Cello Suites, J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece

by Eric Siblin

Did you know that J. S. Bach’s employer threw the  great composer into jail because he wanted a new job?  Or that Bach once got into a knife fight with a bassoonist?  All this and much more are in Eric Siblin’s book about the marvelous six suites for solo cello by J. S. Bach.  This is not a dry historical account of Bach’s life and music: this is flesh and blood Bach and the wonderful music he left all cellists.  A must read for any cellist who plays the suites.

Published in: on March 31, 2011 at 5:37 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. The Bach suites are some of the greatest pieces ever written. I have always found it to be a privilege to plays this glorious music. This book looks very interesting and I can’t wait to check it out.

  2. I read this book, and gave it to several students. It’s a wonderful addition to my library. I can’t recommend it enough!

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