Proms 2019
5 Sep 2015, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2015 Prom 68: Bach – Six Cello Suites

Prom 68
Prom 68: Bach – Six Cello Suites
21:00 Sat 5 Sep 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has the Royal Albert Hall stage to himself for this Late Night Prom as he takes on the challenge of J. S. Bach’s Six Cello Suites. Broadcast on BBC Four on Thursday 10 September.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has the Royal Albert Hall stage to himself for this Late Night Prom as he takes on the challenge of J. S. Bach’s Six Cello Suites. Broadcast on BBC Four on Thursday 10 September.

Programme

      • Cello Suite No 1 in G major(19 mins)
      • Cello Suite No 2 in D minor(21 mins)
      • Cello Suite No 3 in C major(21 mins)
      • Suite No. 4 in E flat major for solo cello, BWV 1010(27 mins)
      • Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011(26 mins)
      • Suite No. 6 in D major for solo cello, BWV 1012(30 mins)

Performers

About this event

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been a regular Proms soloist for almost 40 years, and now tackles perhaps his boldest performance to date. He performs the complete Bach solo cello suites – over two hours of music – in a single concert: a feat as challenging intellectually as it is physically. Though neglected until the 20th century, the suites represent some of Bach’s greatest musical achievements – music at its purest and most profound. Ma’s relationship with them extends back over many decades and multiple recordings, generating expressive performances distinguished by their depth of emotion.

There will be no interval