Emmanuel Sowicz Plays Gavotte I & II, BWV 1012 by Bach

Emmanuel Sowicz plays Gavotte I & II from Cello Suite No.6, BWV 1012 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) on a 2019 Carsten Kobs guitar. This comes via his YouTube channel. Wonderfully clean and graceful performance by Sowicz with particularly crisp and well placed ornamentation.  

Out of interest, below is Cello Suite no. 6 in D major, performed by Sergey Malov on a violoncello da spalla for the amazing Netherlands Bach Society and their YouTube from their project All of Bach. Here’s their description: “In this last suite, which is also the longest, Bach makes the instrument ascend to heaven. He does so by using an extra fifth string – ‘a cinq cordes’, as Anna Magdalena Bach described it in the manuscript. The fifth string lies a fifth above the A string, which is usually the highest. You might even argue that Bach allows the cellist to transcend their own instrument. Recorded for the project All of Bach on November 4th 2016 at the Gashouder of the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.”

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