Bachiana
  • Edinburgh Fringe

This acclaimed cellist returns with Bach expert, Peter Lea-Cox, to play Schumann's accompanied versions of the six Bach cello Suites. Robert Schumann loved Bach's music and was determined to make the Cello Suites known to a wider audience. In 1853 Schumann embarked on a project entitled Bachiana, adding piano accompaniments to these unaccompanied pieces. This was to remove the stigma that the works were simply regarded as Studies. Although his arrangements were initially rejected for publication, several editions appeared over the next decades, and this performance is the first UK hearing of the entire collection.

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