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Published on Jul 14, 2006
Mischa Maisky Plays Bach Cello Suite No. 1 : Prelude Bach composed Unaccompanied Cello suites between 1717-1723 in Köthen, Germany. These most interpreted and known Cello Works, consist of 6 suites. (BWV1007, BWV1008, BWV1009, BWV1010, BWV1011, BWV1012)
Solo (unaccompanied) suites consist of six movements/parts: prelude, allemande, courante, sarabande, minuets or bourrées or gavottes, gigue
Each suite starts with prelude and all the other movements are based on baroque dance types.
Trivia (Questions and Answers) ________________________________________ What is the meaning of Suite? A piece of music composition that consists of a set of related pieces, all for the same instruments.
What is the meaning of Prelude? (Introduction) A piece of music that introduces the main work.
What is the meaning of Allemande? A German Renaissance and Baroque dance.
What is the meaning of Courante? Italian court dance for couples.
What is the meaning of Sarabande? A dance in 16th century Spain, slow version was popular in France.
What is the meaning of Menuet? A social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 4 time.
What is the meaning of Gigue? Baroque dance that originated in the British Isles.