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Bach Project

Musings with Inbal: The Bach Project

Since recording the Bach cello suites in 2015 under Vox Classics, Inbal Segev has remained a highly revered interpreter of these works, performing for sold out audiences in cities around the world. In addition to her status as a sought after soloist, Inbal emphasizes the importance of educating the next generation of musicians. In 2016,…

Bach Masterclass: Gigue from Suite No. 5 in C minor

I can’t believe it, but this is the last episode for my Bach “Musings" as I have covered all 36 movements of the cello suites!!! I learned so much by explaining them to you and…

Courante from Bach’s Cello Suite No.5 in C minor

The Courante from Bach’s Cello Suite No.5 in c minor features elided cadences, hemiolas, and major/minor key fluctuations, to name a few of the elements that make it such a wonderfully complex movement.  

Gavottes from Bach’s Cello Suite No.6 in D major

Let’s explore the two Gavottes from Bach’s Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012. These galanteries, or optional dances, are contrasted in character. The first is complex and courtly, the second, simple and rustic.…

Courante from Bach’s Cello Suite No.6 in D major

Today I’m talking about the Courante from Bach’s Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012. This dance shares similarities with the Courante of the first suite, it has simple harmonic language and thematic material.…

Bach Masterclass: Allemande from Suite No. 5

Let’s talk about the Allemande from Bach’s Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011. I will dissect the first two bars, which can be divided into two rhythmic units each. We will compare to…