Johnny Gandelsman Records JS Bach Cello Suites on Violin

A follow-up to Johnny Gandelsman’s acclaimed recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for violin, funded by the Kickstarter community.

Last week I was very happy to spend a couple of days in Maine. On Thursday I gave a solo performance at the Portland Chamber Music Festival (more about that later), and on Friday I returned to one of my favorite places in the world, Blue Hill – to see some very dear friends and to play at the Blue Hill Wine Shop.  Among other things, I had a chance to perform the 4th and 5th suites for the first time. Here’s a video of the 5th Suite (My phone ran out of space, so the video had to be stitched in a couple of places) – if you look closely, you will notice the famous cellist Pablo Casals watching over me. I wonder what he’s thinking.