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    Hello everyone!

    My name is Tré. I am a lover of Baroque music, specifically JS Bach (who isn't?).

    I am 17 years old, and I am a trained pianist, a horn player, an aspiring cellist, and I possess the curse of perfect pitch.

    I have a Yamaha C3 grand piano, the complete works of Bach and Mozart, and a Korg Triton Studio 88-key keyboard.

    It's consoling to know there's actually a valuable forum out there devoted to such a good purpose like this.

    Thanks,
    Tré

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    Hello, Tré

    I'm quite a Bach lover myself (Bach & Debussy are my two most favourite composers).

    Since you are playing the cello some, I assume you've had a go at the cello suites? That's probably my favourite of all of Bach's works.

    I just got a new copy of The Musical Offering in the mail today, incidentally.

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    That's great!

    Yes, I've played part of the Prelude from Cello Suite #1 because that's the only music my friend had. I don't have a cello of my own, so I play his when I get a chance.

    Bach's Cello Suites are so fantastic!

    Musikalisches Opfer; good stuff. Who plays the copy you just got in?
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    Welcome aboard, Tré. I'm in the Bach-concerti phase right now, especially those for violin and keyboard. In fact, his A minor violin concerto was probably the first piece to feature in 'Favourites' list about 2 years ago, when I started listening to European classical. I have a CD with Menuhin and the Bath Festival Orchestra, but I would like to add something HI(P). Do you have any recommendations? As for the cello suites, I have the set with Fournier, but I haven't yet listened to them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tré View Post
    Musikalisches Opfer; good stuff. Who plays the copy you just got in?
    Capella Istropolitana -- its a Naxos release. I've got their recordings of the Orchestral Suites (and other non-Bach as well) and I'm really pleased with it.

    My all-time favourite from the cello suites is the sixth one, particularly the gavotte!

    Glad you are here, Tré!

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    Hello Tré ...

    Welcome aboard TC from another who has that same 'curse' ... lol

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    Thank you! I'm glad to be here.

    Quote Originally Posted by fool on the hill View Post
    My all-time favourite from the cello suites is the sixth one, particularly the gavotte!
    Interesting! I'll have to give them a shot; perhaps they're on iTunes.


    Also your selection for a favorite cello suite is interesting! I've always liked that one. My favorite, though, is the gigue from the 3rd suite. It reminds me of some journey or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tré View Post
    Interesting! I'll have to give them a shot; perhaps they're on iTunes.
    Yeah, that's actually where I first found out about them-- I've been very pleased with their recordings of Bach's Orchestral Suites (and I can now say I am very taken by the Musical Offering as well), Mozart's Eine Kliene Nachtmusik and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings-- and maybe a few individual tracks here & there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tré View Post
    Also your selection for a favorite cello suite is interesting! I've always liked that one. My favorite, though, is the gigue from the 3rd suite. It reminds me of some journey or something.
    I think I heard that gavotte years ago when I first started gaining an interest in classical music, but I'm not sure where. I especially love Yo-Yo Ma's recording in his second recording of the suites (done in the mid-90s)-- very light and graceful.

    And yeah, I love the gigue from the 3rd suite too. Its amazing what he could do with just ONE instrument (this goes for the solo violin sonatas & partitas too). I still think its funny that Brahms and other composers arranged some sort of piano accompaniment for those solo works because they couldn't understand why Bach wrote them as SOLO pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fool on the hill View Post
    I still think its funny that Brahms and other composers arranged some sort of piano accompaniment for those solo works
    That's really interesting! I didn't realize that.

    Do you have any recommendations or specific examples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tré View Post
    That's really interesting! I didn't realize that.

    Do you have any recommendations or specific examples?
    I've only heard bits of one of those arrangements before (I think it was Brahms, or was it Mendelssohn?), but I've come across this quirky bit of trivia in liner notes here & there... (seems like this is in the liner notes to Naxos' re-mastering of Casals' recording? hmm) All I remember from my impression is that it cluttered the music too much.

    Oh, wait-- just did a search-- no, perhaps it was Schumann's arrangement I had heard.

    Attempts to compose piano accompaniments to the suites include a notable effort by Robert Schumann. In 1923, Leopold Godowsky realised suites 2, 3 and 5 in full counterpoint for solo piano.
    I wasn't aware of this Godowski arrangement.

    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello_Suites_%28Bach%29

    ~josh
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