Ave Atque Vale: Hail & Farewell, Anner Bylsma

August 7, 2019, 10:00 pm

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Flower Still Life. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (Image cropped)

Called the “Rostropovich of the baroque cello” by the Boston Globe, Anner Bylsma was one of the leading cellists in the world. On this edition of Baroque&Before, we remember Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma, who died July 25, 2019 at the age of 85. We say Ave Atque Vale — Hail & Farewell, and share his recordings of Bach, Corelli, and Vivaldi.

Recordings for tonight’s broadcast come from WFMT’s Richard and Mary L Gray Music Library.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major for cello and basso contnuo, RV 45
Anner Bylsma and Francesco Galligioni, cellos; Ivano Zanenghi, archlute; Andrea Marcon, harpsichord
Sony SK 51350

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Variations on “La Follia” in g minor for treble recorder and basso continuo, Op. 5, No. 12
Frans Brüggen, recorder; Anner Bylsma, cello; Gustav Leonhardt, harspichord
Teldec 93669-2

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 6 in D Major for cello solo, BWV 1012
Anner Bylsma, cello
Sony S2K 48047