Chris Thile

Chris Thile, USA – DB3

Introduction I discovered Chris Thile just when I decided to focus again on the mandolin, in October 2012. It was then that I started this blog, I was looking for inspiration, as my only focus and knowledge tun was european music and artists. Seeing Chris in action my first reaction was, [...]

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Chris Thile performs Bach, Partita No.1 in B minor BWV 1002 (complete) – tMt TV #17

Overview The Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) are a set of six works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. They consist of three sonatas da chiesa, in four movements, and three partitas, in dance-form movements. Violin works are excellent works for the mandolin as both instruments are tuned in [...]

Chris Thile performs J. S. Bach, Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: III – Courante – tMt TV #13

In this video, Chris Thile performs J. S. Bach, Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: III - Courante. This is a technically extremely difficult piece, performed here with incredible accuracy and clarity. As the video is not professional, therefore sound is not good, if you are after the [...]

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Chris Thile performs Bach, Partita No.1 in B minor BWV 1002: VII – Tempo di Borea – tMt TV #12

The Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) are a set of six works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. They consist of three sonatas da chiesa, in four movements, and three partitas, in dance-form movements. The set was completed by 1720, but was only published in 1802 by [...]

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What I saw today – Chris Thile playing Bach – tMt TV #4

Without music, life would be a mistake (Friedrich Nietzsche) At 31, Chris Thile is special in an already special circle: the mandolinist who first won awards as part of the Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek was year 2000 youngest MacArthur genius. The annual fellowship grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation gifts $500,000 [...]

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What I saw today – Chris Thile improvising – tMt TV #1

Each day, I spend some time watching some great mandolinists in order to enjoy their music, analyze their technique and this keeps me feeling like an active member of the world-wide community of mandolin musicians. It is true that the more you learn, the more you realize that knowledge is [...]

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