Wigmore Hall Mondays: Jean-Guihen Queyras
Live from Wigmore Hall in London, a cello recital by Jean-Guihen Queyras. Britten: Cello Suite No 1, Op 72. Bach: Cello Suite No 6 in D, BWV1012.
Jean-Guihen Queyras plays cello Suites by Britten and Bach
Britten: Cello Suite No.1, Op.72
Bach: Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
First performed fifty years ago by Mstislav Rostropovich at the Aldeburgh Festival, the nine continuous sections of Britten's First Cello Suite make massive technical and emotional demands on the soloist.
Jean-Guihen Queyras journeys through the work before turning to the last of Bach's Cello Suites, which Rostropovich aptly described as 'a symphony for cello'.