Following publication of his new book The Bach Cello Suites: A Companion, cellist Steven Isserlis spoke to online editor Davina Shum about consulting various musical sources, from different editions to manuscripts. Steven also speaks about making bowing and fingering suggestions for the new Henle edition of the Dvořák Cello Concerto, and how musicians need to make an informed choice for their preferred interpretation.

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Sarabande from Cello Suite no.5 in C minor BWV1011

Steven Isserlis, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Cello Suites

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Photo credit: Jean Baptiste Millot


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