“Musical moments” can be moments of memories or reflection, a retrospect of the past or an anticipation of the future, that are enriched by hearing or thinking of a special piece of music in that same moment. Further artists in the series include Daniel Barenboim, Yuja Wang, Nadine Sierra, Avi Avital and Albrecht Mayer just to name a few.
What could be a more fitting musical prelude to the holiday season than the achingly beautiful Ave Maria by Bach and Gounod? Nothing describes this lovely encore more accurately than its full title – Méditation sur le premier prélude de Bach. This particularly graceful sounding version for cello and piano, featuring cellist Kian Soltani and pianist Aaron Pilsan, is the perfect soundtrack for creating a seasonal holiday atmosphere of calm and serenity!