Thile on Bach on PBS

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Chris ThileTo help promote his latest CD release, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Chris Thile was featured on Monday night’s PBS Newshour. There he spoke with Jeffrey Brown about his love for Bach, the mandolin, and taking the instrument to new places.

The six and a half minute segment also provided some background on this prodigious artist and his diverse musical palette.


PBS also released video for the full studio performance of Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BMV 1001: IV, Presto, which they used as B roll during the Thile segment.


Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1 was released August 6 on Nonesuch Records, a division of Warner Brothers. Now the classical world is learning what we have known for years, that Chris Thile is a virtuoso with few peers on his instrument.

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