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The Greene Space

Bach Lounge: Cellist Jan Vogler plays from Bach's Suite No. 1, live in The Greene Space

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cellist Jan Vogler was among the musicians who performed during March's two-part Bach Lounge, presented live in The Greene Space by WQXR.

During the event, co-host David Garland asked Vogler about the difference that playing a Stradivarius cello makes for him in his performances.

"When you play solo, the cello is your communication partner," Vogler said. "And it's very important that you have a communication which brings out more that just what you plan. So some angels come, hopefully. And with this cello, right away there was some magic."

Watch his performance below:

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Bach to the '80s

Monday, March 25, 2013

WQXR

In the 1980s, WQXR's This is My Music featured at least 20 famous folks (from politicians to fashion models) who included a Bach piece in their all time top 4 musical pieces.

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Hammered!

Bach To The Future

Monday, March 25, 2013

Echoing the around-the-clock programming on WQXR's Bach 360 Festival, this week on Hammered!, we allow the great Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach guide the musical conversation. Listen weekday mornings this week at 10 am.

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Hammered!

And Now For Something Completely Different ...

Monday, March 18, 2013

The timbral language of the harpsichord intriguingly, if not unexpectedly, connects the modern and pre-Classical eras. This week on Hammered! we explore that lineage by juxtaposing music from the Baroque era with more recently written scores, all composed for the harpsichord.

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In Public: Essays from Laura Walker, President of New York Public Radio

Bach To Normal

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Everyone has a story to tell about Bach.  Here’s mine.

Bach brought me back after 9/11.  It was Sunday, September 23, 2001, just twelve days after the terrorist attacks brought down the World Trade Center, killed thousands of people and obliterated all sense of reason and order in our city.   I was in my kitchen preparing the first “normal” meal my family would eat together since the tragedy hit.  I had been working round-the-clock navigating a city in chaos and filled with raw emotion.

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