The Bach Cello Suites are widely regarded as among the best music written for a solo instrument, and as a result they have been transcribed for a very wide variety of other instruments. Rediscovered and popularized by Pablo Casals a century ago, these suites vary greatly in difficulty and style. As a result, developing cellists tend to spend a great deal of time with these suites over the course of their education.
"As is often the case with truly inspired artists, the possession of a strong, creative, and spontaneous inner drive is absolutely neccessary to the development of one's art. With Pablo Casals, artistic variety and the avoidance of monotony were paramount to a worthwhile musical experience - "a law of nature," he would sa. Perhaps it was this very passion for diversity in cello playing that kept Casals from making permanent editions. However, while he was capable of changing fingerings and bowings to suite himself, his fundamental musical values remained consistent through the years." - Charles Avsharian, Publisher, CEO of SHAR Music
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, edited by Pablo Casals, for solo cello. Published by Continental.
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