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Prom 68: Bach - Six Cello Suites Nos 4, 5, 6

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the BBC Proms 2015, Tom Service presents the second part of Yo-Yo Ma performing the complete solo cello suites by JS Bach.

Yo-Yo Ma performs the complete solo cello suites by JS Bach at the BBC Proms (Part II)

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service

Bach: Suite No. 4 in E flat major for solo cello, BWV 1010
Bach: Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011
Bach: Suite No. 6 in D major for solo cello, BWV 1012

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been a regular Proms soloist for almost 40 years, tackling 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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for solo cello no.4 in E flat major BWV 1010

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for solo cello no.5 in C minor BWV 1011

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for solo cello no.6 in D major BWV 1012

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.

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