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Friday, December 23rd

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), cello


If I had to list a dozen recordings I couldn’t live without, surely a set of Bach’s cello suites would be among them. I first heard them in the early ’70s, when I was in college—and I’ve been living with them ever since.

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radio

Bach Festival, WKCR-FM (see yesterday’s post): Day One.

Friday, December 12th

Bach cello festival (day five)

Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor; Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), live, France (Vezelay), 1991


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art beat: Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Oribe-Type Ewer (glazed stoneware), early 17th century, Japan

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Saturday, 12/4/10

You reach a certain age.

Waking up one morning, you hear news that’s both unsurprising and unbelievable: a Cubs radio broadcaster who’s been around forever died.

Later in the day you find yourself wondering: “When I die, what music should I have at the funeral?”

(WGN Radio remembers Ron Santo today at 1 p.m. [CST] with a rebroadcast of Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout game [5/6/1998], followed by other special broadcasts.)

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replay: a clip too good for just one day

two takes

If God plays a musical instrument, I bet it’s the cello.

Bach, Suite No. 5 in C minor for Unaccompanied Cello, 4th Movement (Sarabande)

Mstislav Rostropovich, live

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Mischa Maisky, live

Want more of Bach’s cello music? Here.

(Originally posted on 10/21/10.)

Thursday, 10/21/10

two takes

If God plays a musical instrument, I bet it’s the cello.

Bach, Suite No. 5 in C minor for Unaccompanied Cello, Sarabande

Mstislav Rostropovich, live

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Mischa Maisky, live

Want more of Bach’s cello music? Here.

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