We’ve reached the final episode in our series on composer J.S. Bach, and we’re closing it with a look into some of my favorite pieces that Bach has written — the six solo cello suites.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • The definition of a suite
  • Why Bach’s undertaking of these compositions was risky
  • The function of a prelude in the structure of a suite

Links mentioned in this episode:

Busy Kids Do Music History Course

Episode 28: The Life of J.S. Bach

Episode 29: St. Matthew Passion

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Cello Suite No. 1 in G

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat Major

Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major (Prelude)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 30

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with nine performances connected to this episode’s theme. Check it out here.

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