Tag Archives: Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6

Cello Suite no. 6 in D major, performed by Sergey Malov on a violoncello da spalla (shoulder cello) at the Gashouder of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. In this last suite, which is also the longest, Bach makes the instrument ascend … Read more

Andante

Andante (a musical term meaning ‘at walking pace’) follows the cellist Ruth Boden as she climbs 10,000 feet to a peak in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains for a deeply personal, yet breathtakingly public solo performance. With her prized cello strapped to … Read more

Boomwhacker Bach

I found this video at Open Culture and couldn’t resist sharing it here. Since 1999, the French juggling group Les Objets Volants (The Flying Objects) have been entertaining audiences worldwide. Beyond juggling, their shows incorporate elements of theater, visual arts … Read more

Casals & Bach

August 1954, aged 77, Pablo Casals performs Bach’s G-Major Suite for solo cello at Abbaye Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa near Prades in the French Pyrénées. In an ancient abbey in the south of France I once heard invisible plainsong. I realised eventually that … Read more