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Ofra Harnoy discusses 'Back to Bach' with 89.7WCPE - The Classical Station

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Interview with WCPE's Rob Kennedy

Ofra Harnoy - Back to Bach presents a number of tried and true Baroque favourites on the cello, such as Bach's "Air" from Orchestral Suite No. 3, "Bist Du Bei Mir," as well as some slightly lesser known gems from composers such as Allegri and Corelli, which Harnoy interprets with the profound musicality and passion she is known for.

On Harnoy's early Baroque recordings, many works were accompanied with organ, chamber orchestra, or harpsichord. For this album, however, rather than revisiting the conventional settings for these works, she has decided to use brass as accompaniment for some works, and, for the works by Telemann and Allegri, has created a cello ensemble through overdubbing and multi-tracking techniques. As much as it is a treat to hear her play this music as soloist, that joy is multiplied in hearing her play each of the nine voices of Allegri's Miserere.

Harnoy sat down with 89.7WCPE: Wake Forest NC, classical host: Rob Kennedy to discuss the recording. Listen to the attached interview