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Amit Peled Plays the Bach Suites on the Cello That Pablo Casals Used

Amit Peled

Photo: amitpeled.com

Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, who teaches at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, will release his latest album, the Bach Suites Volume 1, on February 1st. What’s so intriguing is that Peled recorded these on the 1733 Goffriller cello formerly owned by Pablo Casals. Peled states that, “Casals had nothing in his ear as a model when he began recording the Suites. When I started, I had his recording, of course, plus those of 50 other great cellists. I’ve had the honor of performing on this cello since 2014 and I needed time with the instrument in order to find my own voice, my own interpretation, so I could approach this repertoire with the same freshness that he did in 1936.”

Listen in as I chat with Amit about the instrument and Bach’s famous works. You can hear sound clips from the new album here.

Yours in good music,Mike Goldberg
Classical Music Host, WCVE Music