Chris Thile: Bach: ‘Sonata No. 1 in G minor - III. Siciliana,’ Live On Soundcheck
Hear the entire interview and session:http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/2013/aug/1…
Chris Thile plays well with others — he came into prominence thanks to his fiery and virtuosic mandolin playing with Nickel Creek. Since, 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.
Hear Thile perform the Siciliana movement of Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor.
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One of the greatest novelists and writers of the 20th century has died. Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez passed away Thursday in Mexico at the age of 87. It has been reported that only the Bible has sold more copies in the Spanish language than the works of García Márquez, who was affectionately known at “Gabo” throughout Latin America. His book “One Hundred Years of Solitude” is considered one of the masterful examples of the literary genre known as magic realism, and it won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. The Swedish Academy described it as a book “in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.” We air clips of him speaking in his own words about writing his acclaimed book.
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In memory of the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died today at 87, a look back at Jon Lee Anderson’s 1999 Profile of the writer.