Complete suites for unaccompanied cello ; and, Sonatas for viola da gamba: from the Bach-Gesellschaft edition
This superbly produced volume brings together a group of Bach's most performed compositions: nine works that masterfully reveal the deeply resonant glories of the cello and the viola da gamba. Reprinted here from the definitive Bach-Gesellschaft edition published by Breitkopf & Hartel of Leipzig, they include the six suites for unaccompanied cello (BWV 1007 1012) and three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (BWV 1027 1029), the latter most commonly played today on the cello. Alternative versions of the last two cello suites providing notation at concert pitch for the scordatura Suite No. 5, and normal cello clefs in place of the original alto and soprano clefs of Suite No. 6 appear in an appendix.