I had the pleasure of hearing a recital by the American saxophonist, Chris Condon, last evening. He presented a program of works for solo alto saxophone.
Although the sax did not yet exist in Bach’s day (it would appear nearly a century later), Condon nonetheless specializes in the music of J.S. Bach. Last evening’s recital opened with his performance of the Cello Suite No. 3 (BWV 1009).
This was yet another superb example of the adaptability and transferability of Bach’s writing. Chris Condon’s playing was superb, as well.