DJ Sessions: The Legacy Of The Cello

Feb 13, 2018
Originally published on February 13, 2018 5:11 pm

When Johann Sebastian Bach was born, the cello had only been around for a few decades. In 1717, Bach composed his first cello suite, one of six that would go on to be remembered as one of the most well-known solo cello pieces of all time.

In this Here & Now DJ Session, host Jeremy Hobson explores the legacy of the cello with WQXR DJ Terrance McKnight (@mcknight3000), including modern works from Philip Glass and Bright Sheng.

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Music From The Segment

Johann Sebastian Bach, “Cello Suite No.1 in G Major,” performed by Yo-Yo Ma

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Bright Sheng, “Seven Tunes Heard in China: V. Diu Diu Dong,” performed by Alisa Weilerstein

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Glenn Kotche, “Something of Life,” performed by Jeffrey Zeigler

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Philip Glass, “The Secret Agent for Solo Cello,” performed by Matt Haimovitz

Hildegard von Bingen, “O virtus sapientiae,” arranged and performed by Maya Beiser

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Johann Sebastian Bach, “Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor,” performed by Pablo Casals

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