Thursday 30 July 2009
Tune of the Day: Prelude
from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major by J.S. Bach
The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach are acclaimed as some of the greatest works ever written for solo cello.
The Prelude we propose today, mainly consisting of arpeggiated chords, is probably the best known movement from the entire set of suites. It is regularly heard on television and was featured in films such as Master and Commander and You Can Count on Me.
An important note: don't strive for speed at first; rather, focus on the quality of your tone.