Episode 1 of Eleonor Bindman’s new series “Conversations Around The Piano” features cellist Dale Henderson, founder of Bach in the Subways. Eleonor and Dale talk about his global initiative, discuss J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites and compare the piano and cello sounds in a “duet” of the Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5.
Bindman takes [Bach] quite literally, transcribing in the register he wrote in, mostly, and clearly with enjoyment. Her tempos are sometimes faster than a cellist’s fingers might find practical, but her musical sense is excellent. She observes most of the written repeats.