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Johann Sebastian Bach: Suites for violoncello solo
No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
Balm for the soul of a prince – that was the greater purpose of Bach’s six cello suites, which he composed in Köthen in 1721. When the sickly Prince listened to his solo cellist play in his painting gallery, the four cello strings filled the entire room. For Christophe Coin too, it is not difficult to fill the Planetensaal with sounds when playing three suites by Bach on his baroque cello. He selected the sweet no. 1, the gloomy no. 5 and the grandiose no. 6, which was originally arranged for a five-stringed cello. Dances, dances, dances for the soul.