Enticing the dimensions of human perception over the centuries through thoughts, feelings, emotions, and meanings, classical music has set the framework for musicians of all types in today’s society and in ones to come. Listeners are invited to focus, to take in, and to follow what is almost a narrative rooted in communication and expression. Recent years, however, have seen a decline in the interest surrounding classical works - aided by factors like the demise of classical music radio stations, decreased media focus and labor disputes of orchestras due to
decreased budgets and donor support. Forte, a monthly publication whose title is derived from the music expression translating to loud, sets to revive the voice and presence of classical music and help its readers gain knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the art form. Each monthly publication focuses on a selected composition and celebrates the rich history surrounding its creation, composer and performers. Volume one of the publication delves into Bach's cello suites and the efforts made in the preservation behind the work.