J.S.Bach – Six Cello Suites


The cellist plays the six suites on a unique five-stringed cello.

“The high notes, radiant yet mellow, that he coaxes from his fifth string are truly breathtaking…” Drehpunkt Kultur Salzburg




„He should not be called Bach but rather ocean for his infinite, inexhaustible wealth of tonal combinations and harmonies.  Ludwig van Beethoven         (note: “Bach” is the German word for brook/stream)

J.S. Bach ·  The secret of the suites for cello solo

A comprehensive absorption of Bach’s music allows the listener to experience the purity of existence. With contemplation and inner poise, the meditative listener is granted a premonition of their ultimate spiritual being, from which powerful and healing energy flows. For this reason, Bach’s music radiates an uplifting and rejuvenative strength to the listener. When this music resounds within, an astounding wisdom reveals itself to us. In this light the music is imbibed in a different manner, like a liturgy where the never-ending love of Christ can be felt as a universal strength, willing to share itself with humanity. It is no surprise to me that the 6th suite is known as the Resurrection Suite.

Recorded in Salzburg, in the new Dorothea-Porsche-Saal.
Matthias Michael Beckmann, 5-string cello


Suite Nr.1 G major
Suite Nr.2 D minor
Suite Nr.3 C major
Suite Nr.4 E flat major
Suite Nr.5 C minor
Suite Nr.6 D major
Six Cello Suites
BWV 1007
BWV 1008
BWV 1009
BWV 1010
BWV 995 / 1011
BWV 1012


  1. Paul Kornbeck

    J.S.Bach – 6 Cello-Suiten
 – “Beckmann`s interpretation flows harmoniously from the heart and enthuses by its origin.”
    “… fresh, energetic, thoughtful music-making.”

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