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."
Thile and Meyer, with their backgrounds in bluegrass and American roots music, bring an appealing swing and spontaneity to the Bach…Ma draws a glorious palette of sounds from his cello, whichRead more sings and weeps and whispers.
– BBC Music Magazine
It took a few tracks to get used to the clipped, precise sound of the mandolin, at times evoking lute or harpsichord, but by the time these three fine musicians tackled the Fugue No 20 in A minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, I was convinced.
outstandingJune 21, 2017By kate wilson (san francisco, CA)See All My Reviews"This CD is a treasure - it is subtle and unobtrusive, the sort of music that one can play and still focus on the task at hand. Being a Bach lover, I am never happier than when his music is in my brain, it is however, a little too pianissimo some of the time, kate"Report Abuse
Beyond ExpectationsMay 5, 2017By 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