WANGJIAN: Bach - Suites for Solo Cello
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WANGJIAN: Bach - Suites for Solo Cello

Venue:
Shanghai Grand Theatre Lyric Theatre
300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu Huangpu Shanghai
Date:
1/12/2019 - 1/13/2019
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket
WANGJIAN: Bach - Suites for Solo Cello

WANGJIAN: Bach - Suites for Solo Cello

1/12/2019 - 1/13/2019
Shanghai Grand Theatre Lyric Theatre
300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu Huangpu Shanghai
180 - 880
Paper ticket

Event details

Jian Wang began to study the cello with his father when he was four. While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire, he was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Mr. Stern's encouragement and support paved the way for him to go to the United States and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music under a special programme where he studied with the renowned cellist Aldo Parisot.
 
 
Jian has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, NDR Hamburg, Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and NHK Symphony. Amongst his many high profile concerts in China, he has played for the President and opened the season for the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Macau Symphony Orchestras. 
 
 
The six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, 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 Kapellmeister in Köthen. The title given on the cover of the Anna Magdalena Bach manuscript was Suites à Violoncello Solo senza Basso (Suites for cello solo without bass).
 
 
These suites for unaccompanied cello are remarkable in that they achieve the effect of implied three- to four-voice contrapuntal and polyphonic music in a single musical line. As usual in a Baroque musical suite, after the prelude which begins each suite, all the other movements are based around baroque dance types; the cello suites are structured in six movements each: prelude, allemande, courante, sarabande, two minuets or two bourrées or two gavottes, and a final gigue. The Bach cello suites are considered to be among the most profound of all classical music works. Wilfrid Mellers described them in 1980 as "Monophonic music wherein a man has created a dance of God."
 
Due to the works' technical demands, étude-like nature, and difficulty in interpretation because of the non-annotated nature of the surviving copies, the cello suites were little known and rarely publicly performed until they were revived and recorded by Pablo Casals in the early 20th century. They have since been performed and recorded by many renowned cellists and have been transcribed for numerous other instruments; they are considered some of Bach's greatest musical achievements.
 
2019.01.12 Program:
1. Suite No.1, BWV 1007, in G/G-dur/sol majeur  
Prelude  
Allemande  
Courante  
Sarabande  
Menute 1&2  
Gigue  
 
2. Suite No.5, BWV 1011, in C Minor/c-moll/ut mineur  
Prelude 
Allemande  
Courante  
Sarabande  
Gavotte 1&2  
Gigue  

- Intermission -
 
3. Suite No.3, BWV 1009, in C/C-dur/ut majeur 
Prelude 
Allemande  
Courante  
Sarabande  
Bourrée 1&2  
Gigue  
 
2019.01.13 Program:
1. Suite No.4, BWV 1010, in E-Flat/Es-dur/mi bémol majeur  
Prelude 
Allemande  
Courante  
Sarabande  
Bourrée 1&2  
Gigue  
 
2. Suite No.2, BWV 1008, in D Minor/d-moll/ré mineur  
Prelude  
Allemande  
Courante  
Sarabande  
Menuet 1&2  
Gigue  
 
- Intermission -
 
3. Suite No.6, BWV 1012, in D/D-dur/ré majeur  
Prelude  
Allemande  
Courante  
Sarabande  
Gavotte 1&2   
Gigue  

Notice

Date:12th Jan (Sat) 2019 - 13th Jan (Sun) 2019 @ 19:15
 
There is no age limit but children under 1.2 meters are not allowed into the venue.

ALL ATTENDEES NEED A TICKET.

Program is subject to change.

 


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WANGJIAN: Bach - Suites for Solo Cello

Venue:
Shanghai Grand Theatre Lyric Theatre
300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu Huangpu Shanghai
Date:
1/12/2019 - 1/13/2019
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket