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Of Note: When Cello History Repeats Itself through Bach

Jonathan Hess

For his latest effort, Amit Peled tackled "the Bible" of cello repertoire by recording the Bach cello suites using Pablo Casal's cello-- the very same cello he originally heard the suites performed on as a child.

"I waited for this jewel for so long because I wanted to make sure that the cello allows me to bring out who I am, and not what I have in my mind or in my ear," Peled said. 

Despite history repeating itself with the same repertoire on the same instrument, Peled's own interpretation continues to embody who he is as a musician.

As a world-renowned Israeli-American cellist and professor at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Peled's recording of the Bach cello suites will go down in history along with his legacy.

Hear the full conversation with Of Note's Katy Henriksen in the streaming link above.

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