Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Bourrée I and II from Bach’s Solo Cello Suite no.3 in sunny C major.
Ma spoke of the enduring power of Bach’s music on The Andrew Marr Show in 2018: ’I think Bach has a couple of personalities. I think he observes nature and human nature with great objectivity, but at the same time, with the greatest compassion and he doesn’t put himself at the centre of the narrative. He really understands your pain, my pain, everybody’s pain. I think that makes it particularly relevant because he also does it at arm’s length. And so I think he gives great comfort to so many people, including me’