Monday, May 17, 2010

Cello Sounds

There were a number of cellists through the ages who have created great sounds on the cello. 

Here are just a few:

Jean-Pierre Duport (1741-1818), Pablo Casals (1876-1973), Pierre Fournier (1906-1986) ,Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987), Julian
Lloyd Webber (1951) picture to right

Cello sounds can be heard in a variety of settings which gives the player interesting music to play. You can find cellists playing

~ in the orchestra: there are a variety of different orchestras - a symphony orchestra has 8 - 12 players

~ as a soloist: in concerto with orchestral backing or on own

~ in chamber music: traditional string quartets and other ensembles like trios, quintets 

~ popular and jazz music: this is less common than classical music

~ bluegrass and folk music

If you have not got a cello you may want to learn to create some great sounds or know someone who does. Then you need a CELLO

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