Bach Masterclass: Gigue from Suite No. 3 in C Major – Musings with Inbal Segev

Hello Cellists,

Today on Musings with Inbal, let’s look at Anna Magdalena’s quirky slurs, the quick alternation of strings that create special sound effects, and – as always – different voices in the Gigue from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009.

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:

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

“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.

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.

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