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11 February 2013, 12:40
Watch a stunning live performance of the opening movements of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 performed by cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Mesmerising cellist Alisa Weilerstein brings the magic of a live recital directly to you in her latest performance for Classic FM. Here she's playing two movements from Bach's well-loved Baroque masterpiece, the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.
The Prelude from Suite No. 1 in G is one of the most recognisable melodies for the instrument, and has been recorded by a host of famous cellists including Paul Tortelier, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma and Mischa Maisky. Listen out for the change in mood as the reflective Prelude gives way to the lively Minuet.
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