Suite No 1 in G for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1007
Pre-echo for Jean-Guihen (2003)
Suite No 2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1008
From Signs, Games and Messages:
Az Hit… (1998)
Pilinszky János: Gérard de Nerval (1986)
Suite No 3 in C for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1009
Jean-Guihen Queyras brings modern insights to the canonic masterpieces of Bach. Active in the contemporary music scene for over a decade, Queyras puts the music creation of today into a dialogue with the Baroque gems of the past. He created a project called “Six Suites, Six Echoes”, commissioning composers to write an echo to each of Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello. In the programme of this recital, three pairs of the works will be featured. The audience will experience Bach not only through his compositions from the past, but also the reinvention and reinterpretation of his works by the composers of our time.
Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
- Has collaborated with leading orchestras and conductors including Gewandhausorchester, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Orchestre de Paris and Philadelphia Orchestra; Iván Fischer, Philippe Herreweghe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
- Has been the Artist-in-Residence of renowned concert halls and festivals including Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
- Has given world premières of works by Ivan Fedele, Gilbert Amy, Bruno Mantovani and Thomas Larcher, among others.
“A radiant performance.”
The New York Times
“Jean-Guihen Queyras is a remarkable artist who breathes new life into well-worn repertoire.”
“Individual notes aren’t fussed over, and everything is part of a larger phrase and idea.”