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Bach Cello Suite No. 6, Sarabande

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Did you ever listen to a piece of music and have it take hold of you, and not let go?  Or have it end, and sit there, absorbing what you’ve heard, needing time to…I don’t know, be.  Sit with it quietly for a while, like an old friend.

When I heard this performance by Miklos Perenyi of the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6, that’s how I felt.  I have heard other wonderful performances, but there was something about this performance, the sound of this cello, that was particularly moving.

I hope you will savor it too.

I’m sorry to say that this video has been removed from YouTube, so I can’t share it with you.

However, I have now found this wonderful guitar transcription by Xavier Coll that I’d like to share with you.

If you’d like to hear the original cello version, here is a video of the sarabande performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

One thought on “Bach Cello Suite No. 6, Sarabande

  1. Not letting go, needing time, sitting with an old friend. How can now be broken up, or how can a river be photographed? So many of Bach’s answers are to questions I would never have asked.


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