Artists

Jean-Guihen Queyras

Violoncello

Program

Arc-en-ciel

For Solo Cello

Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello BWV 1007

Pre-echo for Jean-Guihen

Suite No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Cello BWV 1008

Az hit...

from "The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza"

Pylinsky Janos...

Arnyak

Suite No. 3 in C Major for Solo Cello BWV 1009

En-Suite

Prelude to Suite No. 4 in E flat Major BWV 1010 for Solo Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite No. 4 in E flat Major for Solo Cello BWV 1010

Pré-écho

Prelude to Suite No.5 in C Minor BWV 1011 for Solo Cello by Johann sebastian Bach

Suite No. 5 in C Minor for Solo Cello BWV 1011

Enigme for Solo Cello

Suite No. 6 in D Major for Solo Cello BWV 1012

Approximate running time: 3h 30m with two intermissions

For most cellists, a performance of Bach’s six solo suites in one night should mark a highlight of any concert season. Jean-Guihen Queyras goes one step further: he commissioned five contemporary composers to write short solo pieces that (together with three miniatures by György Kurtág) are performed as “echoes” between the Bach suites, introducing, connecting, and reflecting on them. The result is a concert experience that offers unexpected perspectives on well-known masterworks.