Musician Lugs a Cello Up a Mountain, Then Plays Bach at 10,000 Feet, at the “Top of the World”

After this inspiring weekend, I didn't need anything particularly energizing to start my week. But, then again, it's hard to refuse a shot inspiration when it falls right into your lap. Above, watch "Andante," which the website Aeon describes as follows:

Andante (a musical term meaning ‘at walking pace’) follows the cellist Ruth Boden as she climbs 10,000 feet to a peak in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains for a deeply personal, yet breathtakingly public solo performance. With her prized cello strapped to her back, Boden reflects on how she wants to do something with music that transcends the commonplace, and on the particular joy of playing from Bach’s cello suite at ‘the top of the world’.

Hope this helps you get to Wednesday. And, to reach Friday, we've added some other fine Bach material in the Relateds below.

via Aeon

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  • Victor Deyglio says:

    On a grey Tuesday morning in Toronto just before Chinese New Year 2017, you inspired me as well as brought me to tears with your beautiful playing in a most exquisite location. Indeed, the cello resonates with the heart as well as with the senses, and Bach played so perfectly lifts the spirits to the heights of the mountains themselves. Thank you. Victor

  • Thomas Anderson says:

    Thank you for finding this for me. In these dark days, when I’m feeling down, this just brightens me back up. It’s a reaffirmation of the importance of beauty and passion.

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