Bach Goes To Hollywood (All In The Family, Part 6)

Today would have been my father's 80th birthday. As I've written here before, a lot of our life together centered around music, and I really miss being able to talk with him about what I'm playing and listening to the way we did. Some of you may also remember a post I...

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Packing Them In

Wouldn't it be great if audiences came into orchestra concerts like this? Many of you know that I believe that Bach and Boombox can get more butts in the seats at orchestra concerts – well now I have proof. Recently, I performed the Haydn C Major Concerto with the...

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#GivingTuesday2017 – End With A Bang

It’s been exactly one year since we began this journey through the Bach Cello Suites, and we’re a third of the way – two Suites down and four to go! This music is so vital and vibrant, and I hope you’re enjoying this as much as I am. And because today is...

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Today's video is on the Minuets from the d minor Suite, and because it's the biggest shopping day of the year, Bach is offering a great deal on chords. As we've seen, once Bach got an idea in his head, he used it for all it was worth, and this movement has more double...

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Quiet Time

Over the course of the suites, we've heard a lot about Bach's hectic life, and most of the movements we've heard so far have been fast and full of notes. But even Bach got some quiet time, and in today's Sarabande, we'll hear something much slower and...

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Sweatin’ To The Oldies

We've already learned about Bach's influence on modern music, parenting, and movies. He was also a pioneer in fitness, discovering the importance of aerobic exercise nearly 300 years before it became popular. In today's video, we go on a run - literally,...

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