The main source for Bach's Cello Suites is a copy made by his wife, Anna Magdalena, because no autograph has been preserved. As can be seen from other copies, the musical text itself is not a problem. However, the layout of links, particularly important for stringed instruments, is very imprecise, forcing the editor to make delicate choices. Our edition HN 666 is divided into two parts, firstly offering the Urtext edition - with foreword and commentary - and also a part specially designed for practice. The "Studien-Edition" presented here contains the Urtext part, enlarged by a reproduction of Anna Magdalena's copy. Thus, the cellist and all those who love these works will be able to make themselves an idea of \u200b\u200bthe existing problems, which are still the subject of many controversies.
(Note from the editor)
An exciting edition of JS Bach's Six Suites for Cello Solos has just been published by Henle, following the publication of the Neue Bach Ausgabe edited by Hans Eppstein in Kassel in 1991. ... The new Henle edition consists of two parts : a "pure" Urtext in which the faults and errors justified in the importance annex of remarks are notified and a partition of execution in which are indicated the fingerings and bowings, the parameters added by the editor being put in parentheses, those from previous sources of execution being enclosed in square brackets. For the 5th Suite, Henle gives us the notation in "scordatura" and the notation "sound" - for the 6th Suite in which JS Bach envisaged a cello with 5 strings, the score gives us the version 5 strings and the practical part gives us the version intended for the modern cello. An extraordinary working document.