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Bach Cello Suites 1-4 Transcribed for violin by Valerie Arsenault
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Bach Cello Suites for violinist: a new urtext violin transcription of Bach’s cello Suites, along with a guide for incorporating Baroque Performance Practice style in the pedagogy of pre-college and undergraduate students.  

In his 1969 book, Szigeti on the Violin, Joseph Szigeti writes that young violinists should not attempt to play the Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas without first learning violin transcriptions of cello Suites as “stepping stones.” This edition of the Suites transcribed for the violin includes only the first four of Bach’s cello Suites (BWV 1007–1010)Because the fifth suite was written for scordatura cello tuning and the sixth suite was written for a 5-stringed instrument, neither of them transcribes idiomatically for the violin. There is no existing manuscript of these Suites in Bach’s own handwriting, but there are four manuscripts from the middle of the 18th century.  The facsimiles of all four of these sources are the foundation of this new violin transcription, transposed up and octave and a fifth with modern key signatures.

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