Edited by Alexanian. This edition of the Bach Cello Suites contains not only the music as interpreted with bowings and fingerings by Alexanian, but also an analysis of his interpretation in English, French and German. Included is the Anna Magdalena manuscript. Solo cello
Gaillard edition. May be helpful to students new to Bach’s suites and looking for fingerings, bowing and dynamic suggestions. You will develop your own approach over time, change fingerings and bowings to suit your abilities and personal taste in the flow and feel of the music. Everything you need to start your adventure is here, affordably. Suite V is presented with scordatura only.
Dmitri Markevitch edition based upon the manuscripts of Kellner, Westphal and Anna Magdalena Bach. Suite V is presented with scordatura, and a second time after the version for Lute. Very few fingerings are provided; slurs are designated above the staff to be based on the manuscripts, and below the staff to be Markevitch’s suggestions. Introductory notes address the interpretations offered, citing details from manuscripts
A nicely-laid out edition with plenty of room to mark as you wish. No fingerings are provided though there are slurs. Suite 5 has both tunings. There are fold-out pages which are really nice. A separate booklet with critical commentary completes the two-volume set.