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"A Dream Come True:" Recording Brahms on Pablo Cassals' Cello

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For Amit Peled, To Brahms With Love is more than an album, it is a true sentiment. He says love, or a childhood crush, led to his lifelong relationship with the cello. 

In time, Peled found love in two Brahms cello sonatas, particularly in a casette tape of Pablo Casals' recording of those sonatas. Now, the boy from a kibbutz in Israel plays those very pieces on Casals' cello on his newest album.  

"I literally listened to this at some point in my life every single day," he says. "Now recording those two Sonatas on the same cello makes it... a dream come true."

Use the streaming link above to listen to the full interview from Of Note with Katy Henriksen, where Peled talks about his connection to and admiration for Brahms and his mission to find the "human voice" in his music.

Daniel Caruth is KUAF's Morning Edition host and reporter for Ozarks at Large.
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