The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites
Author: Eric Siblin
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 0802197973
ISBN 13: 9780802197979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cello Suites Book Review:

An award-winning journey through Johann Sebastian Bach’s six cello suites and the brilliant musician who revealed their lasting genius. One fateful evening, journalist and pop-music critic Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites—an experience that set him on an epic quest to uncover the mysterious history of the entrancing compositions and their miraculous reemergence nearly two hundred years later. In pursuit of his musicological obsession, Siblin would unravel three centuries of intrigue, politics, and passion. Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic narratives: the disappearance of Bach’s manuscript in the eighteenth century, Pablo Casals’s discovery and popularization of the music in Spain in the late nineteenth century, and Siblin’s infatuation with the suites in the present day. The search led Siblin to Barcelona, where Casals, just thirteen and in possession of his first cello, roamed the backstreets with his father in search of sheet music and found Bach’s lost suites tucked in a dark corner of a store. Casals played them every day for twelve years before finally performing them in public. Siblin sheds new light on the mysteries that continue to haunt this music more than 250 years after its composer’s death: Why did Bach compose the suites for the cello, then considered a lowly instrument? What happened to the original manuscript? A seamless blend of biography and music history, The Cello Suites is a true-life journey of discovery, fueled by the power of these musical masterpieces. “The ironies of artistic genius and public taste are subtly explored in this winding, entertaining tale of a musical masterpiece.” —Publishers Weekly “Siblin’s writing is most inspired when describing the life of Casals, showing a genuine affection for the cellist, who . . . used his instrument and the suites as weapons of protest and pleas for peace.” —Booklist, starred review

The Bach Cello Suites

The Bach Cello Suites
Author: Steven Isserlis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 0571366260
ISBN 13: 9780571366262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bach Cello Suites Book Review:

A unique Companion to J S Bach's iconic Cello Suites from internationally-renowned cellist Steven Isserlis. 'Isserlis is the master of the material, yet always able to make it accessible . . . It is an absolute treat to be led to this sublime music by such an ethusiastic expert.' MICHAEL PALIN 'The book I've always wanted: an accessible, eloquent guide to the world's greatest - and maybe most elusive - pieces of music. And written by the man I'd want to tell me about it. This is such a delight.' DERREN BROWN Bach's six Cello Suites are among the most cherished of all the works in the classical music literature. Shrouded in mystery - they were largely unknown for some two hundred years after their composition - they have acquired a magical aura which continues to attract and fascinate audiences the world over. To cellists they represent a musical bible, to listeners, scarcely less. Through what are on the surface simple dance suites, Bach takes us on a spiritual journey like no other, leading us from joy to tragedy, concluding in jubilation, even triumph. Award-winning international cellist Steven Isserlis, whose recent recording of the Suites met with the highest critical acclaim, goes deep into that emotional journey, bringing to bear all his many years' experience of performing the Suites. His book is intended as a rewarding companion for all music lovers, ranging from the casual listener to the performing musician. By offering his own very personal observations of the music, Isserlis's aim is to take the reader further into the world of the Suites in order to enhance the experience of hearing some of the greatest works ever composed. Praise for Steven Isserlis' BACH: THE CELLO SUITES 'The most wonderful cello-playing, surely among the most consistently beautiful to have been heard in this demanding music.' GRAMOPHONE 'Isserlis has done the impossible. He has given the listener something new, and indeed something outstandingly good . . . This recording can sit proudly on the shelf alongside the great recordings of Casals and Rostropovich. In fact, I may find myself picking it up as the favourite.' BBC RADIO 3

Six Suites for Cello Solo

Six Suites for Cello Solo
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN 10: 1457478749
ISBN 13: 9781457478741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Suites for Cello Solo Book Review:

Johann Sebastian Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello were probably composed during his service as Kapellmeister in Cöthen, between 1717 and 1723. They are among the most well known and frequently performed solo compositions ever written for cello and have been transcribed for many other instruments over the years.

Six Suites for Violoncello Solo

Six Suites for Violoncello Solo
Author: David Starkweather
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781429105590
ISBN 13: 1429105593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Suites for Violoncello Solo Book Review:

This edition of the Bach Cello Suites is appealing to both the scholar and the performer. The genesis of this edition was the alignment of the relevant manuscripts for easy comparison and study using a line-by-line layout. It has resulted in the ultimate scholarly approach to the study of these manuscripts and has led to many discoveries concerning notes, trills, dots, dynamics, and rhythm. In the scordatura version of "Suite No. 5," pitch names are given above the notes for the re-tuned top string, clarifying confusing elements in the notation. Fingerings and bowings in this edition reflect those used on the DVD set of Starkweather's performance of the suites (item number 730150). Reference to the manuscript edition makes it possible to visually assess the ambiguity of many of the slurs and to reach one's own conclusions.

The Bach Cello Suite No 1 Study Book for Cello

The Bach Cello Suite No  1 Study Book for Cello
Author: Cassia Harvey,Johann Sebastian Bach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781635230413
ISBN 13: 1635230411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bach Cello Suite No 1 Study Book for Cello Book Review:

The Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Study Book helps you learn and perfect every measure of J.S. Bach's Suite in G major for solo cello. The Suite is broken down into short sections and taught through carefully graded exercises. Skills that would otherwise be difficult, such as shifts and string crossing, can now be mastered. You can be free to concentrate on artistic expression by solidifying your cello technique. The Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Study Book gives you essential tools to be a better cellist. The entire first cello suite is presented at the end of the book.

Trills in the Bach Cello Suites

Trills in the Bach Cello Suites
Author: Jerome Carrington
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-11-19
ISBN 10: 0806185341
ISBN 13: 9780806185347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trills in the Bach Cello Suites Book Review:

Offers performers, teachers and students new insights into ornamentation. An important new reference work that has earned praise from America’s leading Bach scholar and an impressive list of distinguished cellists. The Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach contain some one hundred trills, many open to diverse execution and more than half sparking controversy among musicians. Now accomplished cellist Jerome Carrington brings together and examines historically informed interpretations of the trills and compares them with contemporary performance practice. Carrington collects and annotates every trill in the Cello Suites, examining each ornament individually to find the most historically accurate solution for its execution. For determining the form of each trill, he offers a method that includes analysis of harmonic structure. Because no autograph copy of the Cello Suites has survived, he undertakes a detailed study of the manuscript of the Lute Suite in G minor, which Bach adapted from Cello Suite No. 5, as a reference for correcting errors and verifying harmonic and rhythmic details. Bursting with new ideas, Trills in the Bach Cello Suites offers insight for performers and music theorists alike. It will aid in the interpretation of these classic works as it renews our appreciation for Bach’s genius.

The Book of Mother

The Book of Mother
Author: Violaine Huisman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 1982108789
ISBN 13: 9781982108786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Mother Book Review:

"Beautiful and charismatic, Catherine, a.k.a. 'Maman, ' smokes too much, drives too fast, laughs too hard, and loves too extravagantly. During a joyful and chaotic childhood in Paris, her daughter Violaine wouldn't have it any other way. But when Maman is hospitalized after a third divorce and a breakdown, everything changes. As the story of Catherine's own traumatic childhood and adolescence unfolds, the pieces come together to form an indelible portrait of a mother as irresistible as she is impossible, as triumphant as she is transgressive"--Publisher's description.

Reality and Other Stories

Reality  and Other Stories
Author: John Lanchester
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0571363024
ISBN 13: 9780571363025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality and Other Stories Book Review:

Household gizmos with a mind of their own. Constant cold calls from unknown numbers. And the creeping suspicion that none of this is real. Reality, and Other Stories is a gathering of deliciously chilling entertainments - stories to be read as the evenings draw in and the days are haunted by all the ghastly schlock, uncanny technologies and absurd horrors of modern life.

Bach Cello Suites for Electric Bass

Bach Cello Suites for Electric Bass
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 1495032590
ISBN 13: 9781495032592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bach Cello Suites for Electric Bass Book Review:

(Bass). All six of J.S. Bach's essential suites for unaccompanied cello are arranged here for bass guitar in standard notation and tablature. Includes: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 * Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 * Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 * Suite No. 4 in Eb Major, BWV 1010 * Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 * Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012.

J S Bach Cello Suite 1 Lorimer

J  S  Bach   Cello Suite 1  Lorimer
Author: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Publsiher: Mel Bay Publications
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2010-10-07
ISBN 10: 1609749189
ISBN 13: 9781609749187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J S Bach Cello Suite 1 Lorimer Book Review:

Bach's masterpieces transcribed for classical guitar.

Bach s Cello Suites Volumes 1 and 2

Bach s Cello Suites  Volumes 1 and 2
Author: Allen Winold
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2007-05-10
ISBN 10: 025301347X
ISBN 13: 9780253013477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bach s Cello Suites Volumes 1 and 2 Book Review:

J. S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are among the most cherished and frequently played works in the entire literature of music, and yet they have never been the subject of a full-length music analytical study. The musical examples herein include every note of all movements (so one needs no separate copy of the music while reading the book), and undertakes both basic analyses—harmonic reduction, functional harmonic analysis, step progression analysis, form analysis, and syntagmatic and paradigmatic melodic analysis—and specialized analyses for some of the individual movements. Allen Winold presents a comprehensive study intended not only for cellists, but also for other performers, music theorists, music educators, and informed general readers.

The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites
Author: Eric Siblin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-01-06
ISBN 10: 0099546787
ISBN 13: 9780099546788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cello Suites Book Review:

Originally published: Toronto: House of Anasi Press, 2009.

Adult Piano Adventures Classics Book 2 Symphony Themes Opera Gems and Classical Favorites

Adult Piano Adventures Classics Book 2   Symphony Themes  Opera Gems and Classical Favorites
Author: Nancy Faber,Randall Faber
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 1616779195
ISBN 13: 9781616779191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adult Piano Adventures Classics Book 2 Symphony Themes Opera Gems and Classical Favorites Book Review:

(Faber Piano Adventures ). In this inspiring collection, late-elementary to early-intermediate pianists will find appealing arrangements that advance skills while exploring masterworks of Western music. The famous orchestral, keyboard, and operatic repertoire here spans four periods of music history. In the Baroque & Classical section, discover the elegance of Bach, the beauty of Mozart and the passion of Beethoven. Through the pages of the Romantic & Impressionistic section, sample the lyricism of Chopin, the drama of Grieg, and the atmosphere of Debussy. May the melodies of these and many other composers open an enduring world of expression and sound.

Cello Playing is Easy

Cello Playing is Easy
Author: Tanya Lesinsky Carey
Publsiher: Careyworks Incorporated
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780979405303
ISBN 13: 0979405300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cello Playing is Easy Book Review:

"This five book series will guide the emerging or experienced cellist or teacher through concise, organized steps to becoming or producing a fine cellist. It is designed to be an on-the-music-stand companion for a daily journey of cello discovery."--P. [4] de la couv.

J S Bach for Mandolin

J  S  Bach for Mandolin
Author: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Publsiher: Mel Bay Publications
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 1610655575
ISBN 13: 9781610655576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J S Bach for Mandolin Book Review:

These arrangements of many pieces by J.S. Bach make a great composer's works accessible to the mandolinist. Since the bulk of the music has been adapted from various suites, sonatas, and partitas, the authors provides an explanation of each dance form and other similar pieces. Includes: 'Bauree Angloise' from Partita in A Minor for solo flute; 'Marche' from Anna Magdalena Back Book; 'Fantasie' from Partita No. 3 in A Minor; and more. In notation and tablature. Includes a CD which contains 13 of the 26 solos.

Written By Mrs Bach

Written By Mrs Bach
Author: Martin Jarvis
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 0730498735
ISBN 13: 9780730498735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Written By Mrs Bach Book Review:

Did Mrs Bach write some of our greatest musical works? It's not often that one of the world's greatest composers is accused of plagiarising his wife's work, but an Australian musical expert has cast doubt on whether Johann Sebastian Bach wrote all his own material. Conductor Martin Jarvis believes Bach's cello suites were composed by the German musician's second wife, Anna Magdalena Bach (1701-60). He takes us on an intriguing journey of speculation and discovery to uncover the truth and rewrite some musical wrongs. When ABC 'AM' broke the story, it was wired all around the world and created a sensation in music circles. Category: MUSIC / BIOGRAPHY

Music in the Castle of Heaven

Music in the Castle of Heaven
Author: John Eliot Gardiner
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN 10: 1846147212
ISBN 13: 9781846147210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in the Castle of Heaven Book Review:

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents' house, where it hung for safety during the Second World War. He has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and is now regarded as one of the composer's greatest living interpreters. The fruits of this lifetime's immersion are distilled in this remarkable book, grounded in the most recent Bach scholarship but moving far beyond it, which explains in wonderful detail the ideas on which Bach drew, how he worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects - and what it can tell us about Bach the man. Gardiner's background as a historian has encouraged him to search for ways in which scholarship and performance can cooperate and fruitfully coalesce. This has entailed piecing together the few biographical shards, scrutinising the music, and watching for those instances when Bach's personality seems to penetrate the fabric of his notation. Gardiner's aim is 'to give the reader a sense of inhabiting the same experiences and sensations that Bach might have had in the act of music-making. This, I try to show, can help us arrive at a more human likeness discernible in the closely related processes of composing and performing his music.' It is very rare that such an accomplished performer of music should also be a considerable writer and thinker about it. John Eliot Gardiner takes us as deeply into Bach's works and mind as perhaps words can. The result is a unique book about one of the greatest of all creative artists. SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER is one of the world's leading conductors, not only of Baroque music but across the whole repertoire. He founded the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. He has conducted most of the world's great orchestras and in many of the leading opera houses. He lives and farms in Dorset.

The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy

The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy
Author: Leigh VanHandel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-02-26
ISBN 10: 042901273X
ISBN 13: 9780429012730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy Book Review:

Today’s music theory instructors face a changing environment, one where the traditional lecture format is in decline. The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy addresses this change head-on, featuring battle-tested lesson plans alongside theoretical discussions of music theory curriculum and course design. With the modern student in mind, scholars are developing creative new approaches to teaching music theory, encouraging active student participation within contemporary contexts such as flipped classrooms, music industry programs, and popular music studies. This volume takes a unique approach to provide resources for both the conceptual and pragmatic sides of music theory pedagogy. Each section includes thematic "anchor" chapters that address key issues, accompanied by short "topics" chapters offering applied examples that instructors can readily adopt in their own teaching. In eight parts, leading pedagogues from across North America explore how to most effectively teach the core elements of the music theory curriculum: Fundamentals Rhythm and Meter Core Curriculum Aural Skills Post-Tonal Theory Form Popular Music Who, What, and How We Teach A broad musical repertoire demonstrates formal principles that transcend the Western canon, catering to a diverse student body with diverse musical goals. Reflecting growing interest in the field, and with an emphasis on easy implementation, The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy presents strategies and challenges to illustrate and inspire, in a comprehensive resource for all teachers of music theory.

Complete suites for unaccompanied cello and Sonatas for viola da gamba

Complete suites for unaccompanied cello   and  Sonatas for viola da gamba
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 102
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 0486256413
ISBN 13: 9780486256412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete suites for unaccompanied cello and Sonatas for viola da gamba Book Review:

Bach-Gesellschaft edition of the six cello suites (BWV 1007-1012) and 3 sonatas (BWV 1027-1029), commonly played today on the cello.

Why Beethoven Threw the Stew

Why Beethoven Threw the Stew
Author: Steven Isserlis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN 10: 0571268676
ISBN 13: 9780571268672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Beethoven Threw the Stew Book Review:

In Why Beethoven Threw the Stew, renowned cellist Steven Isserlis sets out to pass on to children a wonderful gift given to him by his own cello teacher - the chance to people his own world with the great composers by getting to know them as friends. Witty and informative at the same time, Isserlis introduces us to six of his favourite composers: the sublime genius Bach, the quicksilver Mozart, Beethoven with his gruff humour, the shy Schumann, the prickly Brahms and that extraordinary split personality, Stravinsky. Isserlis brings the composers alive in an irresistible manner that can't fail to catch the attention of any child whose ear has been caught by any of the music described, or anyone entering the world of classical music for the first time. The lively black and white line illustrations provide a perfect accompaniment to the text, and make this book attractive and accessible for children to enjoy on their own or share with an adult.