Editors’ Notes Invited by Deutsche Grammophon to reinterpret Bach’s six cello suites for their Recomposed series, cellist/composer Peter Gregson has come up with beautiful tributes to these 18th-century masterpieces. Following each movement’s natural harmonic curve and rhythm, Gregson explores different approaches, using electronic effects that ripple beneath Bach’s lines (the first movement of Suite No. 5) or taking single bars, transforming them into minimalist gems. Elsewhere, he plays alongside a small cello ensemble, creating playful dances and sumptuous textures. Sometimes, as with the Menuet from Suite No. 1 or the Sarabande from No. 5, Gregson barely touches Bach’s original notes—an homage to the music’s timelessness.

Bach: The Cello Suites - Recomposed by Peter Gregson - Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
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Bach: The Cello Suites - Recomposed by Peter Gregson - Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
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Bach: The Cello Suites - Recomposed by Peter Gregson - Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
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Bach: The Cello Suites - Recomposed by Peter Gregson - Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010
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Bach: The Cello Suites - Recomposed by Peter Gregson - Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
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Bach: The Cello Suites - Recomposed by Peter Gregson - Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
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