Chris Thile: Bach On Mandolin

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Chris Thile performs in the Soundcheck studio.

Chris Thile plays well with others. hHe came into prominence thanks to his fiery and virtuosic mandolin playing with Nickel Creek, and since then he's performed as part of the band the Punch Brothers, as a duo with guitarist Michael Daves, and with the all-star cast of musicians behind The Goat Rodeo Sessions, including Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, and cellist Yo Yo Ma.

But on his latest recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Thile stands alone, translating the works of Bach — originally composed for solo violin -- with exceptional precision on mandolin.

J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, I. Adagio


 

J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, II. Fuga Allegro

 

 

J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana

 

 

J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, IV. Presto