Artists

Jean-Guihen Queyras

Violoncello

Program

Ivan Fedele

Arc-en-ciel

For Solo Cello

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Jonathan Harvey

Pre-echo for Jean-Guihen

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

György Kurtág

Az hit...

from "The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza"

György Kurtág

Pylinsky Janos...

György Kurtág

Arnyak

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Gilbert Amy

En-Suite

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

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Misato Mochizuki

Pré-écho

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

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Ichiro Nodaira

Enigme for Solo Cello

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Duration: c.: 3h 15m 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.