Bach: Six Cello Suites
Solo recital by István Várdai
- Early Music Festival
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For more than two centuries after they were written, Johann Sebastian Bach's cello suites attracted no interest at all. It was Pablo Casals who played the six pieces in concert for the first time, and who also made the first recordings of these masterpieces in the late 1930s. Generally only one or another of the suites is played at a given concert, so tonight's "complete edition" is a special occasion, made even more exciting by the fact that the audience will get to hear them performed by István Várdai, one of the most celebrated cellists of our time.
The concert will be preceded, at 6.00 pm, by an introductory presentation in Hungarian by musicologist Gergely Fazekas entitled Prelude, which will be open to anyone holding a ticket for the performance.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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