Curves and Waves
"...The Cello Suites, Eric Siblin's first book, vividly chronicles his international search for the original, and unfound, Bach score..."
Expertly crafted narrative hits all the right notes
The Irish Times
"With each new chapter, we embark on an exciting journey of discovery and are not disappointed as surprises lurk on every page."
A love letter to Bach’s masterpiece
BBC World Service
A musical detective story
The Vancouver Sun
"Many popular books about music have attempted to sum up the phenomenon, considering everything from Gregorian chant to gansta into a soup can...."
Bewitched by Bach
The New York Times
“The idea to write a book about the Bach suites, one that is not aimed at classical connoisseurs,” came to Mr. Siblin when he attended a recital in Toronto in 2000. “The idea was vague, but I had a strong sense that there was a story there, somewhere, and decided to follow in the footsteps of the notes,” he writes.
Hit by musical Lightening
The Dallas News
"Siblin was a pop music fan, a journalist who had once covered the likes of Radiohead, Morcheeba and Massive Attack. But he was searching for something more…."
Searching for Bach
NPR "On Point” with Tom Ashbrook
Like a multi-deminsional musical recording
"The author's colorful prose conveys substantial charm, and reveals a first-rate travel writer's sense of place.”
Six Questions about Six Suites
"It was a bit like spinning a globe and having my finger land on a beguiling place."
Q&A with Author
Tampa Bay Times
"The six cello suites are the opposite of flashy, with a single musician performing, and their 18th century language is a long way from contemporary fashion. Or is it?"
Le mystère des Suites
“l’une des forces du livre est de s’adresser tant aux amateurs rompus à la musique classique qu’aux néophytes, qui feront, en suivant les pas de Siblin, leurs premiers pas dans le domaine."