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Cellist Pablo Casals said he started every morning playing the music of Bach because, for him, it was like a benediction on the day. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine is releasing a recording of Bach's solo violin work. It features the complete sonatas and partitas. The album has a benediction-like title, "Testament." Barton Pine said the recording is a testament of her journey with Bach thus far. "I first encountered the music of Bach in my church at 2 years old," she said in an interview with "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes. "In my particular congregation, there's actually a stained glass window of Bach in the sanctuary. It's like everyone in the Bible and then Bach." "Testament" will be released Friday.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW