Bach Masterclass: Bourées from Suite No. 4 – Musings with Inbal Segev

Hello Cellists,

In today’s video I’m focusing on fingerings and slurs in the Bourées from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010. In general, it is important to try to eliminate audible shifts and slides when you play Bach.

Below is a short reading list and helpful links for studying the Bach cello suites. Please let me know if you have any comments and/or questions, I would love to hear from you. Thank you for watching!!

Download the most important sources we have of the suites right here for free

“The Fencing Master” and the sequel, “Bach and the Happy Few,” are both must reads if I may say so, written by THE baroque cellist of our time, Anner Bylsma. Available here

Another must-have is Barenreiter’s urtext edition, which contains facsimiles of the manuscript copies in the hand of Anna Magdalena Bach, Johann Peter Kellner, as well as the Westphal library manuscript (anonymous copiers), first editions, and more.  Available here

Allen Winold’s book: Bach’s Cello Suites: Analyses and Explorations. Available here