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    Chris Thile Featured on WNYC's "Soundcheck"

    Chris Thile, whose new album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, was released earlier this week, stopped by the studios of New York public radio station WNYC to perform some music from the new album on Soundcheck and talk with host John Schaefer about the new album. You can listen to the episode below.

    "Chris Thile plays well with others," says the show, pointing to the number of collaborative efforts in which he's put "his fiery and virtuosic mandolin" to good use, from Nickel Creek to Punch Brothers to his duo work with guitarist Michael Daves to The Goat Rodeo Sessions. "But on his latest recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Thile stands alone, translating the works of Bach—originally composed for solo violin—with exceptional precision on mandolin."

    On Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Thile performs three Bach works written for solo violin: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001; Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; and Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003. The album, produced by Edgar Meyer, earns four stars in the Independent, which says: "Thile liberates the pieces from their conservatoire corsets. The dazzling deftness of his fingering in the Presto and Double Presto sections evokes a kind of dizzy delirium."

    Listen to the Soundcheck episode here:

    And you can hear his WNYC performance of the Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana here:

    Chris Thile's new album will also be the featured CD of the week on Biscuits and Bach, the radio program from WDAV 89.9 FM in Davidson, NC, airing this Sunday at 7 AM at wdav.org.

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Chris Thile stopped by the studios of New York public radio station WNYC to perform some music from his new album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, on Soundcheck and talk with host John Schaefer about the album. "Chris Thile plays well with others," says the show. "But on his latest recording, Thile stands alone, translating the works of Bach—originally composed for solo violin—with exceptional precision on mandolin." Listen to the Soundcheck episode here.

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Chris Thile, whose new album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, was released earlier this week, stopped by the studios of New York public radio station WNYC to perform some music from the new album on Soundcheck and talk with host John Schaefer about the new album. You can listen to the episode below.

"Chris Thile plays well with others," says the show, pointing to the number of collaborative efforts in which he's put "his fiery and virtuosic mandolin" to good use, from Nickel Creek to Punch Brothers to his duo work with guitarist Michael Daves to The Goat Rodeo Sessions. "But on his latest recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Thile stands alone, translating the works of Bach—originally composed for solo violin—with exceptional precision on mandolin."

On Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Thile performs three Bach works written for solo violin: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001; Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; and Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003. The album, produced by Edgar Meyer, earns four stars in the Independent, which says: "Thile liberates the pieces from their conservatoire corsets. The dazzling deftness of his fingering in the Presto and Double Presto sections evokes a kind of dizzy delirium."

Listen to the Soundcheck episode here:

And you can hear his WNYC performance of the Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana here:

Chris Thile's new album will also be the featured CD of the week on Biscuits and Bach, the radio program from WDAV 89.9 FM in Davidson, NC, airing this Sunday at 7 AM at wdav.org.

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