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:
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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
By Laura R. Walker : President & CEO, New York Public Radio
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.