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    American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been a regular Proms soloist for almost 40 years, and now tackles perhaps his boldest performance to date. He performs the complete Bach solo cello suites – over two hours of music – in a single concert: a feat as challenging intellectually as it is physically.

    Though neglected until the 20th century, the suites represent some of Bach’s greatest musical achivements – music at its purest and most profound.

    Ma’s relationship with them extends back over many decades and multiple recordings, generating expressive performances distinguished by their depth of emotion.

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    J. S. Bach
    Suites for solo cello:
    No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 19’

    No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 21’

    No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 21’

    No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 27’

    No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 26’

    No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 30’

    Yo-Yo Ma cello

    There will be no interval