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Bach Trios / Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer


Release Date: 04/07/2017 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 558933  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris ThileYo-Yo MaEdgar Meyer

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer play works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments, plus a sonata for viola da gamba. They last recorded together, with Stuart Duncan, on the Grammy-winning album The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which the Los Angeles Times called "haunting, invigorating, often breathtaking." Awarding the album five out of five stars, the Times of London called Bach Trios "effervescent" and "irresistible." Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer play works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments, plus a sonata for viola da gamba. They last recorded together, with Stuart Duncan, on the Grammy-winning album The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which the Los Angeles Times called "haunting, invigorating, often breathtaking." Awarding the album five out of five stars, the Times of London called Bach Trios "effervescent" and "irresistible." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 6 in G major, BWV 530 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 19 in A major, BWV 864 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 20 in A minor, BWV 889 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548 "Wedge" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829: Passepied by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 6, Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 13, a 3, rectus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 13, a 3, inversus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
12.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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 Beyond Expectations May 5, 2017 By Kathleen Sagmiller S. (Poulsbo, WA) See All My Reviews "This trio of performers are expressing the joy of playing music with one another. A special recording of pleasurable listening." Report Abuse
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