Skip directly to content
Browse by:
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Watch: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Talk, Play Bach on NPR's "Here and Now"
    Jesse Costa / WBUR

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer were guests on NPR's Here and Now. They spoke with WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti about their new album, Bach Trios, and perform from it live. The album comprises works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments, plus one sonata for viola da gamba. You can listen to the interview at wbur.org and watch their performance of Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, from the show below.

    "What happens when you put a world-renowned cellist, a MacArthur fellow bassist, and another MacArthur winner and mandolin player together?" asks Chakrabarti. "Well, if they're Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, you get beautiful music."

    To pick up a copy of Bach Trios, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album is included at checkout; the album is also available to purchase there as 96kHz/24bit HD FLAC files.

    Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer are currently touring the United States with music from Bach Trios; details at nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Journal Articles:Artist NewsRadio

Enjoy This Post?

Share This Post

Watch: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Talk, Play Bach on NPR's "Here and Now"

Browse by:
nonesuch's picture
on April 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Article Type: 
Publish date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00
Excerpt: 

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer were on NPR's Here and Now, discussing and performing from their new album, Bach Trios. "What happens when you put a world-renowned cellist, a MacArthur fellow bassist, and another MacArthur winner and mandolin player together?" asks host Meghna Chakrabarti. "Well, if they're Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, you get beautiful music." You can watch their performance of Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, on the show here.

Copy: 

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer were guests on NPR's Here and Now. They spoke with WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti about their new album, Bach Trios, and perform from it live. The album comprises works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments, plus one sonata for viola da gamba. You can listen to the interview at wbur.org and watch their performance of Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, from the show below.

"What happens when you put a world-renowned cellist, a MacArthur fellow bassist, and another MacArthur winner and mandolin player together?" asks Chakrabarti. "Well, if they're Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, you get beautiful music."

To pick up a copy of Bach Trios, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album is included at checkout; the album is also available to purchase there as 96kHz/24bit HD FLAC files.

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer are currently touring the United States with music from Bach Trios; details at nonesuch.com/on-tour.

featuredimage: 
Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer: NPR's "Here & Now," April 2017

Related Posts

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020
    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Lianne La Havas has released a new video for the song “Can’t Fight” from her forthcoming self-titled album. Created in collaboration between La Havas and director Kevin Morosky, the video documents her cultural roots, influences, memories of love and loss, and daily passions, taking the viewer on a visual journey through the her beloved South London. La Havas says, “I’ve finally made a video for ‘Can’t Fight’ navigating the social distancing guidelines, and had a lot of fun doing so. Enjoy.”

    Journal Topics: Artist NewsVideo
  • Thursday, July 2, 2020
    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is a special guest host on the latest episode of the Talkhouse podcast, recorded back in March with Black Belt Eagle and SASAMI. She joins Talkhouse host Elia Einhorn to discuss her work and issues of representation for women of color in music and live performance spaces, ahead of the latter two artists' own talk about the subjects. You can hear the conversation with Vagabon, whom Einhorn calls "one of my absolute favorite artists," at the start of the full episode here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On