Bach | Cello Suite no. 1, BWV 1007, Prelude
When I play the first suite, it is important for me to show how the piece works as a whole right from the opening of the Prelude. It is the beginning of a journey that Bach takes us on. I find the structures of the single phrases almost irrelevant – it is like Lego: the whole is a sum of its parts. The character that is created at the start must not be lost in these one and a half minutes. That’s why I play it so that you understand the opening when you arrive at the end of the movement. If you are picking flowers on the way, the very first impression vanishes, and I think that should not happen.