The six Cello Suites, BWV 1007 to 1012, are suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. They are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Bach most likely composed them during the period 1717–23, when he served as a Kapellmeister in Köthen. The title of the Anna Magdalena Bach manuscript was Suites Violoncello Solo senza Basso (Suites for cello solo without bass).
|Date of composition||1720 (1717-1720, unsure) in Köthen (Anhalt), Germany|
|First published||1825 in Leipzig, Germany|
|Approx. duration||20 minutes|
Jean-Sébastien Bach: Suite pour violoncelle n°2 en ré mineur, BWV 1008
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite per violoncello n. 2 in re minore, BWV 1008
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite Nr. 2 für Violoncello d-moll, BWV 1008