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. 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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