7.29.2005

Bach Cello Suites

So the last two days have seen new highs in hits (over 1,200) and page views (over 2,600). This is great news, except for the fact that my bandwidth has gone from 27% used to 83% used in two days. Yea, so that's not very good. Due to this, I've taken down the Sufjan Stevens show @ Judson College and the new Death Cab song. The Death Cab song is up on Rapidshare and the Judson College show will be up soon as well. Sorry about all this, but those are the two things killing my bandwidth, and I need to squeak by on just a few GB of bandwidth for the next few days.

Also, I'm going to start only keeping things up for about a week or so. I'll keep important things up for a long time (like the Sufjan Stevens stuff and for now, the National Live @ KEXP), so don't worry about stuff like that.

But anyways, on to today's post:

Ok, so this is a little different than usual, but that's a good thing right? As some of you may know, I love classical music. It's amazing and is way to underappreciated by people my age (late teens, early twenties). Everyone has their focus on the indie scene or hip/hop or country, and just ignores the beauty of classical music. Most of you should know by know that I love the cello. It's an amazing instrument with a gorgeous and powerfully emotional sound. So, needless to say, classical music + cello = awesome. And thats where today's entry comes in. Here are a few of my favorite Bach cello pieces performed by the amazing Yo-Yo Ma. These works are somber and haunting, giving off an unnerving amount of emotion for only being performed by a single cello. Definitely an example of beautiful classical music.

From The Cello Suites: Inspired by Bach
MP3 Suite No. 2, Prelude
MP3 Suite No. 3, Gigue
MP3 Suite No. 5 in C Minor - Allemande

You can buy some wonderful music by Yo-Yo Ma here.