Mstislav Rostropovich plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, The Six suites for unaccompanied cello, probably the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello.
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The legendary Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes (14 November 1927 – 3 May 1997) performs an 80 minute solo recital, plus 25 minutes of encores, on the ten-string guitar of his own conception, at the Teatro Real de Madrid, in 1979.
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Chilean music group Quilapayún plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Rondeau”, Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067, Movement 2/7, with Latin American musical instruments.
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Julia Fischer plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. at the Saint-Denis Festival with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France on June 19, 2014. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Encore: Sarabande, one of the Six suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Stephen Malinowski performs, and also visualizes Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565.
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Two masters of the guitar – Eliot Fisk, a great classical guitarist, and Paco Peña, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists ever. In a tiny concert presented by NPR Music, they’re playing two classical and two flamenco pieces.
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The second movement, Aria, from Bach’s orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, performed on original instruments from the time of Bach by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.
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“The best proof we have that life is good, is that to each of us, on the day we are born, comes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. It comes as a gift, unearned, unmerited, for free.” –J. M. Coetzee, “Diary of a Bad Year”, 2007.
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