Ben Ratliff, a journalist and music critic, is the author of books including Every Song Ever. He teaches at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and lives in the Bronx.
When it came out in October 2018, the violist Kim Kashkashian’s recording of Bach’s Cello Suites seemed to be the best record I had heard that year. It has improved with time. It seems to be the best record I’ve heard in my life.