Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012 – Sergey Malov, Netherlands Bach Society

Cello Suite no. 6 in D major, performed by Sergey Malov for All of Bach, is exceptional in all respects. In this last suite, which is also the longest, Bach makes the instrument ascend to heaven. He does so by using an extra fifth string – ‘a cinq cordes’, as Anna Magdalena Bach described it in the manuscript. The fifth string lies a fifth above the A string, which is usually the highest.
You might even argue that Bach allows the cellist to transcend their own instrument. Recorded for the project All of Bach on November 4th 2016 at the Gashouder of the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. If you want to help us complete All of Bach, please subscribe to our channel and consider donating
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Sergey Malov, cellist
Violoncello da spalla: Dmitry Badiarov, The Hague, 2011

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