A Suite of Dances

Choreography by: Jerome Robbins

Music by: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Credits

Music
6 Suites for Solo Cello: Prelude & Gigue from Suite 1 in G major, BMV 1007 Sarabande from Suite V in C minor, BMV 1011 Prelude from VI in D major, BMV 1012
Premiere
March, 1994, White Oak Project
NYC Ballet Premiere
May 10, 1994, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Length
14 min.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was born into a family of musicians successful for over two centuries. Although later in his career he became most noted for his choral and other church-related compositions, he also left a large body of instrumental music for solo instruments and ensembles. While his popular reputation was eclipsed by the fame of his sons, he was revered by musicians and composers. Finally in the 19th century, Mendelssohn brought his music to public attention and he became recognized as one of the greatest of all composers.