Mischa Maisky teaches Bach's Cello Suite No. 5

Mischa Maisky takes us on a deeply personal journey through J.S. Bach's intense and beguiling Fifth Suite. From the famous Prélude with its “French Overture” and fugue, to the austere Sarabande and the stately Gigue, the Fifth Suite is a tour de force of Bach’s compositional power— and Maisky is the perfect guide.
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For aspiring cellists, and enthusiasts looking to deepen their understanding and interpretation of Bach’s music and grow as musicians.
9 Video Lessons + Supplements
Each movement of the suite is covered in a dedicated video lesson with accompanying annotated scores, workbooks and more.
Master The Entire Suite
Starting with a general overview, Maisky covers all 6 movements, going into detail on difficult passages and interpretations.
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24-page workbook
Free annotated edition
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Lesson Sample: Lesson 1 of 9 — Introduction.

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In his first ever online tutorial, Mischa Maisky guides you through the technical and musical challenges of Bach’s Cello Suite No.5.
Discover a new approach to Bach’s music
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Mischa Maisky

Mischa Maisky has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky.

Rostropovich has lauded Mischa Maisky as "...one of the most outstanding talents of the younger generation of cellists. His playing combines poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique."
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