A Struggle Against Darkness in the Cello Suite No. 2

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Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey talks with host Brian McCreath about the Cello Suite No. 2 by Bach.

On the program:

Aria variata in A minor (Italian Variations), BWV 989 (arr. Tim Jackson) - Alison Balsom, trumpet;  Alistair Ross, harpsichord

Cantata BWV 87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen - Robin Blaze, counter-tenor;  Makoto Sakurada, tenor;  Peter Kooij, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Suite No. 2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV 1008 - Pieter Wispelwey, cello

(photo of Pieter Wispelwey by Benjamin Eagoleva, courtesy of the artist)