Bach Cello Suites BWV 1009 and BWV 1012
Alexander Kniazev performs JS Bach's Solo Cello Suites No 3 in C and No 6 in D in Tokyo. Presented by Elin Manahan Thomas.
Alexander Kniazev performs Bach's solo Cello Suites No.3 in C major, BWV.1009 and No. 6 in D major, BWV.1012 in a concert recorded in Tokyo earlier this year. The Suites had long been written-off as mere studies and all but disappeared from the cello repertoire until 1890, when legendary cellist Pablo Casals stumbled across them in a sheet music shop in Barcelona. Casals went on to record all six, and to install the works in the canon of Baroque masterpieces. Alexander Kniazev gives two of the Suites - by turns joyful and contemplative.
Presented by Elin Manahan Thomas.