I have a feeling it might not be quite that cut and dried.
Siblin's book is a lovely tribute to the suites, to Bach, and to Casals, but it is also a rewarding introduction to classical music itself.
I grew up loving rock & classical guitar so it's perfect for me, and researched enough to satisfy a classical loving audience.
Magnificent Book! Love story between Bach and Pablo Casals and his cello. Love it.Published 26 days ago by Trassahc
Yes, this is a book to give as a gift to every cellist you know.Published 1 month ago by Julie C. Wang
I purchased this book for my husband, who is a guitar virtuoso and plays many of the movements from the suites, and it was too light of reading for him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. A. Kramer
Eric Siblin has written an engaging book that weaves together three stories: a carefully researched portrait of J.S. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Greg Smith
Each stroke of the cello unleashes an accompanying hissing, rasping sound. It is quite the worst disc I have ever heard. I have to assume that there was a manufacturing defect. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dean Mixon
This well-researched story of how Bach wrote the suites, including theories about instrumentation. Pablo Casals found the Bach suites as a young cellist and brought the deeply... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Booked for life