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Going Off Script: The Ornamented Suites for Cello

The Bach you know is only the beginning.

Beloved for generations, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach have inspired millions – but what if the music we know and love was incomplete?

Cellist Juliana Soltis breaks with over 200 years of tradition to revive the long-lost practice of spontaneous improvisation in J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Fresh, immediate, and performed entirely on historical instruments – including the rarely-played 5-string violoncello piccolo – these are the Bach cello suites as they have been waiting centuries to be heard.

Tracklist
  1. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007–Prelude
  2. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007–Allemande
  3. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007–Courante
  4. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007–Sarabande
  5. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007–Menuets 1&2
  6. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007–Gigue
  7. Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008–Prelude
  8. Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008–Allemande
  9. Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008–Courante
  10. Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008–Sarabande
  11. Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008–Menuets 1&2
  12. Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008–Gigue
  13. Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009–Prelude
  14. Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009–Allemande
  15. Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009–Courante
  16. Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009–Sarabande
  17. Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009–Bourées 1&2
  18. Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009–Gigue
  19. Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010–Prelude
  20. Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010–Allemande
  21. Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010–Courante
  22. Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010–Sarabande
  23. Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010–Bourées 1&2
  24. Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010–Gigue
  25. Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011–Prelude
  26. Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011–Allemande
  27. Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011–Courante
  28. Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011–Sarabande
  29. Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011–Gavottes 1&2
  30. Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011–Gigue
  31. Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012–Prelude
  32. Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012–Allemande
  33. Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012–Courante
  34. Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012–Sarabande
  35. Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012–Gavottes 1&2
  36. Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012–Gigue