Monday, 10/19/09

by musicclipoftheday

I first heard this music—Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello—nearly 40 years ago. At the local public library where I was going to college, I happened upon some recordings—a boxed set of three LPs on the Mercury label—by Janos Starker, which I proceeded to check out over and over again. In the years since, first on my turntable and then my CD player, a lot of music has come and gone. These pieces have remained.

Bach, Suite No. 3 in C Major for Unaccompanied Cello/Janos Starker, cello, live, Tokyo, 1988

1st Movement (Prelude)

2nd Movement (Allemande)

3rd Movement (Courante)

4th Movement (Sarabande)

5th Movement (Bourree)

6th Movement (Gigue)