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Who Needs Sudoku When There's Bach?

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Interview with KUAF's Katy Henriksen

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns again and again to her first musical love, J. S. Bach, whose work was what she bowed at the age of four for her first public appearance at St. Paul's Sanctuary in Chicago. In her latest release - Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach, Pine explores his solo sonatas and partitas which she deems "among the greatest human achievements," that she's always viewed with the deepest reverence. 

So, celebrate the birth of J. S. Bach with KUAF: Fayetteville AR and violinist Rachel Barton Pine, who commenting on the sonatas and partitas says - "Studying them is a never-ending pleasure. You don't need to bring a book of Sudoku puzzles with you on an airplane. You can just look at your Bach score for a while and try to figure out what he was doing there."

Find out more in Katy Henriksen's exclusive interview with RBP plus music from the new recording on Monday's program from 11 to noon on KUAF and 6 - 7 p.m. on KUAF-2.