On That Note: Rediscovering Bach, Time And Time Again
Every month, cellist Robert Cohen joins Lake Effect to talk about music and life in a segment called On That Note. This month, Robert is preparing to perform the music one of his favorite composers, Johann Sebastian Bach. Even after a lifetime of playing this music, Cohen says there is always so much more to discover.
The cellist explains that interpreting Bach's work always offers new challenges because so much of it is guesswork.
Cohen says, "How do you know what Bach wants? I mean, nobody’s spoken to him about it, you can’t make a phone call, you can’t send him an email … and so you’re challenging yourself to think, 'Well, what was he trying to say with this or what would he want from this?' "