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

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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.

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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.

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

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