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Inspiring Cello Recordings

Cellist Rick Moody once said, "If God had designed the orchestra, then the cello was His greatest accomplishment." Is this true? Listen and I think you'll find the answer.


Cello with Orchestra

Composer: Edward Elgar

Piece: Cello Concerto, Mvt. I (opening)

Cellist: Sol Gabetta


Cello Solo

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Piece: Cello Suite I, Allemande

Cellist: Anner Bylsma on a Baroque Cello


Composer: Benjamin Britten

Piece: Cello Suite III, Mvt. IX "Grand Repose Together with the Saints"

Cellist: Stephen Isserlis


Cello with String Quartet

Composer: Schubert

Piece: String Quintet I. Allegro ma non troppo

Musicians: Mstislav Rostropovich with the Emerson String Quartet


Cello Quartet

Composer: Wilhelm Fitzenhagen

Piece: Ave Maria for 4 Cellos

Cellists: Serioso Celli


Cello Choir

Composer: Julius Klengel

Piece: Hymnus

Cellists: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic


Composer: Piazzolla

Piece: Libertango

Cellists: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic


One of the greatest cellists of all time, Mstislav Rostropovich, once said, "When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice - my voice." I found that statement to be absolutely true.


With joy,

Lourdes de la Peña and the StringTime Family

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