7/12/11: The Cello Suites

Jul 12, 2011

Tuesday, we're talking about Bach's Cello Suites and the incredible story of how musician Pablo Casals discovered the almost-unknown compositions in a second-hand store. Our guest is the journalist Eric Siblin, a one-time pop music critic who was "struck by musical lightening" when he first heard the Suites in concert. Siblin set out to write a history of The Suites and soon discovered three centuries of politics, intrigue and passion.

Recordings recommended by author Eric Siblin:

Other resources mentioned in today's conversation: The American Bach Society