The Bach Cello Suites

Steven Isserlis


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16 March 2023
ISBN: 9780571366255
240 pages

From the publisher

A unique Companion to J S Bach’s iconic Cello Suites from internationally-renowned cellist Steven Isserlis.

‘The very model of how to write about music.’ Philip Pullman

‘An essential companion.’ Jeremy Denk, New York Times

‘Illuminating, accessible and detailed.’ Observer

Bach’s six cello suites for solo cello are among the most cherished works in musical literature. Little-known for some two hundred years after their composition, they have acquired an aura that enthrals audiences worldwide.

Internationally renowned cellist Steven Isserlis goes deep into the history and the emotional journey of the suites, bringing to bear all his experience of performance to offer a rewarding companion for everyone, from the casual listener to the performing musician.