“On my car radio recently a different sound for Bach: a solo string instrument somehow voiced in a way that conveyed a subtly informal but effective interpretation of the great German master. It was a ukulele. Really?
I checked further and found this has been going on a while: The English string virtuoso Richard Durant and some of his contemporaries have been playing classical masters on ukulele with brio. This goes against the image of the ukulele as a novelty instrument fine for beach parties or an afternoon sing-along reminiscent of funny old scenes in old movie musicals.”
Read more of this excellent article on the history and popularity of the uke!