Johann Sebastian Bach

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The Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suites are one of the most frequently performed pieces for unaccompanied cello, and also some of the most recognizable solo pieces ever written for the instrument.  Cellist Sung-Won Yang recorded these pieces for the first time on a 2005 release from EMI, and then in 2017, he was allowed the opportunity to record these pieces again, but in a 19th century French church (specifically, the Notre Dame de Bon Secours in Paris).

Kurt Hauswirth, the host of Public Radio 90's Classiclectic, had an opportunity to speak to Sung-Won by phone about his experience coming back to recording the Bach Cello Suites for a second time in a new environment; he also spoke about his love of Bach's music, and gives his advice to young cellists:


Marquette Arts & Culture Center

The first BachFest Marquette festival is a season-long festival which celebrates the life and legacy of J.S. Bach.  The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, with local musician Nancy Railey, created this festival with ten unique musical events with the goals of highlighting musical and artistic talent in the community, while also inspiring and engaging listeners of all ages with classical music.  Kurt Hauswirth welcomed Nancy along with Tristan Luoma from the MACC to the studios for an interview about the upcoming events in the festival: