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7/12/11: The Cello Suites

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By Doug Fabrizio

7/12/11: The Cello Suites

Salt Lake City, Utah – Tuesday, we're talking about Bach's Cello Suites and the incredible story of how musician Pablo Casals discovered the almost-unknown compositions in a second-hand store. Our guest is the journalist Eric Siblin, a one-time pop music critic who was "struck by musical lightening" when he first heard the Suites in concert. Siblin set out to write a history of The Suites and soon discovered three centuries of politics, intrigue and passion.

Recordings recommended by author Eric Siblin:

  • Pablo Casals, Bach: Cello Suites
  • Mischa Maisky, Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello
  • Pieter Wispelwey, Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Suites per Violoncello Solo Senza Basso
  • Stephen Isserlis, Bach: The Cello Suites

    Other resources mentioned in today's conversation: The American Bach Society

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