Point of Contact: "The Cello Suites: J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece" by Eric Siblin

Thursday, 01 Jul 2010

The theme of this provocative little book is: "Jewish rock music critic meets German Lutheran Baroque composer." I am not making this up. The author, Eric Siblin, is a former pop music critic for the Montreal Gazette. After submerging himself in countless rock and pop concerts, Siblin concluded that the "Top 40 tunes had overstayed their welcome in [his] auditory cortex, and the culture surrounding rock music had worn thin." He discovered, to his eternal gratitude, that the Cello Suites of J. S. Bach "offered a way out of the jam.&...

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