Featured Album: Jansen Plays Bach

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If you’re going to record an album, you might as well hand-pick the people who will play with you. That’s what Janine Jansen did for her latest recording of Bach: she chose the players, including her cellist brother and harpsichordist father.

Chris Thile

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While in town for his concert at the Bomhard Theater, in support of his new album, Chris Thile dropped in our Fall Membership Drive to play and talk Bach.

Featured Album: Thile Plays Bach


Chris Thile cut his teeth playing bluegrass in Carlsbad, California, where he helped form Nickel Creek. The folk trio would go on to win a Grammy in 2002. In 2006, Thile started the band Punch Brothers and his career hasn’t stopped moving. Our Featured Album this week is Chris Thile playing Bach, three sonatas and partitas for solo violin. You can hear him play at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on October 19th.

Featured Album: Dinnerstein Plays Bach and Schubert

Our Featured Album this week is available to you with a gift of $15/month ($180/year) or more during the Spring Membership Drive.

Dinnerstein plays “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”

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