Friday 19 August 2011
Tune of the Day: Sarabande by J.S. Bach
from Cello Suite No. 2, arranged for solo flute
The extremely slow sarabande from Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello may sound a bit sad, but it's a really beautiful piece of Baroque music. The world-famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich memorably described this movement as “an essay in white-hot solitude”.