JS Bach - Cello Suites; Cage; Chorales (LP) | Solo Musica SMLP271

JS Bach - Cello Suites; Cage; Chorales (LP)

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Label: Solo Musica

Cat No: SMLP271

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st September 2017

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‘Johann Sebastian Bach’s suites for cello solo are arguably the purest form of music, works that require no explanation or background knowledge. My colleague and friend, Prof. Peter Langgartner from the Mozarteum University of Salzburg pointed out to me that the Prelude of the first suite contains Luther’s chorale “Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her” (from Heaven above, from thence I come). I had always presumed so and was grateful for confirmation that the cello suites make allusions to chorales and religious messages. I have therefore found a musical way of opening a spiritual door to the suites and added chorales to Suites 1, 3, and 5 in the mould of sounds from John Cage’s work One 8, chorales that in my opinion are definitely consistent with messages conveyed in the suites. Cage said the purpose of music is “to cleanse the soul and bring it peace, thus making it amenable to divine influences”.’ – Julius Berger

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