I have only been able to find the 1983 verison.
I'm working my way through making videos of the Bach cello suites. So far, this is only the third one I've done (I know the sarabande is the fourth movement. I'm recording the movements in whichever order I feel like). For the sarabande, the main challenge was to play it slowly without it becoming ponderous and heavy. Practicing it with a metronome actually helped a lot with that. I need to get a decent camera someday.
i know there are a million versions floating around for free on the internet but for some reason i really want a physical copy rn so i've been shopping around for a bit to try and decide. i found a thread on here from about 3 years ago on the same topic, but they didn't talk about some of the ones that i have been looking at, specifically the international music company, peters, schirmer, and ricordi editions
basically i'm wondering if anyone owns any of them, and if they've noticed any ... weirdness i guess? bowings and fingerings i can just ignore, but in one copy i printed online there was a wrong note that i had playing wrong for months without even knowing (i later got a teacher who corrected it for me). so stuff like that, weird notes, excessive creative liberties taken, etc.
im especially leaning towards the international music company one (arr. milton katims) for very superficial reasons lol (i like the way the font looks) so if anyone has that one i'd love to know what i'm getting before i dish out $30CAD. thank you!
My name is Andrew Ascenzo and I’m a cellist from Toronto Canada and I’ve been a member of the community here for a while using my other personal account. I wanted to share a project that I’ve been working on for the last little while.
When the pandemic was declared in March and all of my performing work was cancelled, I was at a bit of a loss with what to do with my time those first few weeks. I decided to take on a little daily project to keep me occupied and playing until I knew more about what the coming weeks and months would look like, and came up with the idea of a project I called “Self-Isolation Bach.” I would record one movement of the Bach Suites a day and upload a video to Instagram to share with the world. It seemed easy at first but definitely got harder as I approached the 6th Suite!
Over the summer, I began a YouTube project called Pulse with my wife and music therapist SarahRose Black, where we would combine narratives of music and health with live performances and capture these in short video segments. As part of Pulse, we began to create videos reflecting on those early pandemic days when I was working my way through the suites. So far we have released two episodes called “The Secret of Bach’s Cello Suites” featuring the first two suites. If you are interested you can view them here:
Suite No. 1 https://youtu.be/-prhlEKm45Q
Suite No. 2 https://youtu.be/4fBuqJTe0ow
There are some other cello related videos on our channel if you are interested, as well as non-cello and non-classical videos. I hope you enjoy these, and if you do please comment below and I can continue to post the the rest of the suites here as we finish up those videos.
Thank you so much!
Hi everyone, I’m a newbie for reddit and just joined in yesterday. So I may not know what are the rules that have to be followed but I really need some help on these pieces. I’m 15 and just started cello two years ago in 2018. And I would really love to get some advice from you guys. Please help!
Does anyone know who irl preformed the version of Bach’s cello suite that Shinji plays in episode 15 after he comes home from visiting his mother’s grave? It is an unusual version and I was curious, but my Google-fu has failed me. There is also the more traditional version of the piece that is played during Death but I’m more curious about the version from the show proper.
This is a cut down version with the difficult bits removed and the notes that were too low transposed (you won't notice really). I think this is a nice exercise and as good as any arpeggio exercise you can find.
For years I always thought of this as “that one cello song” because it was always heard in in passing, you know, movie theaters, doctor offices, and other background scenes.
I have no formal music training so I was never exposed to this song in a learning environment. I knew who Bach was but I had no idea that this composition belonged to him. Despite this being a background sound, whenever I heard it I would tune in. Something about the deep resonance of a Cello really pulls me in.
Eventually I learned the name and thought:
“I wonder how that would sound on a clean, electric guitar.”
So here we are a couple months later, shit is difficult.
Let me know what you think!