Going the distance with cellist Colin Carr

By Elizabeth Kerr In Classical

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17th January, 2013
A lone musician carrying a cello walked quietly on to a Wellington stage, sat down and entranced his audience with some of the most wonderful music ever written. It was 1985, the 300th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, and Dutch Baroque cellist Anner Bylsma performed the complete unaccompanied Bach Cello Suites in New Zealand to mark the occasion. It rates highly as one of my most memorable musical experiences ever. Now I’m anticipating that thrill again. English cellist Colin Carr will play the six suites in a single afternoon at the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson ...

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