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On That Note: A 'Voyage and Discovery' of Bach

Hugues Argence
Cellist Robert Cohen

Often, our On That Note segment recordings take place with Bonnie North in the Lake Effect studio, and cellist Robert Cohen in some far-flung place where he is performing, either on his own or as part of the Fine Arts Quartet.

However for this edition, Cohen came by the studio with his cello to not only perform some Bach pieces, but talk about their unique qualities.

"Bach doesn't write any (markings), so he leaves it entirely up to you," says Cohen. "And that's what's sort of fascinating for cellists because you really have to have your own idea of how you want it to be. Since the music is so flexible and extraordinary...there's different color and different character."

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
For 35 years one of the worlds leading cello soloist, Robert Cohen is an award-winning recording artist, conductor, artistic director and pedagogue who has been broadcast on TV and radio throughout the world. His passionate views on the art of learning, performing and communicating music have been widely published.