Martin Rummel

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Bach | Cello Suite no. 2, BWV 1008, Gigue

The suites have a minor-major-minor structure. But even within those two groups they could not be more different from one another. The second has a Schubert-like minor key character. The fifth is tragic, but the second shows that minor can also be ‘normal’. That’s why it makes me think of Schubert: for him, minor keys are normal and major keys hurt deeply. Bach’s Suite No. 2 is not terribly sad, but still very strong.
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