Cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, are among the most beautiful and virtuous written for this instrument. This Suite n. 1 in G major is one of the simplest and most played by cello players. Especially the famous Prelude is very also played with the guitar, both in G major, that is like the original, and in D major, which I think better exploit the expressive potential of the instrument, even if it is a little more difficult for the positions used. A beautiful arrangement for guitar of this suite is the one made by John Duarte.
If you like Bach’s music, I can also recommend my personal version of the “Air on the G String” with special Pythagorean tuning. Good Listening.
VIDEO: Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 – Classical Guitar
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