Reflecting BACH is a recital project that presents performances of Johann Sebastian Bach's beloved Six Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello as well as programs that combine Bach's music with more recent works that resonate with modern audiences.
J.S. Bach was not widely known as a composer when he wrote his cello suites almost 300 years ago. Cellists only gradually learned of the pieces through hand-copied scores, with multiple editions published in the 19th century for use as etudes, but it was not until the 20th Century that they began to be performed as concert music and gradually rose to their current status as the most important and treasured works written for solo cello. Many later composers such as Max Reger, Benjamin Britten, John Harbison, and William Bolcom have since created engaging works inspired by the music Bach wrote centuries earlier.
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