An epidemic of monocular cellists

An epidemic of monocular cellists


norman lebrecht

January 29, 2014

Aron Zelkowicz warns us of an outbreak of one-eyed portraits in the cello world. Lots more here. Other instruments are getting infected. What is going on?



  • Clyde McConnell says:

    Blame it on Andreas Feininger…

    …or perhaps it goes further back?

  • Aaron Alter says:

    How else can you get a cello in a headshot?

  • Francis Schwartz says:

    It is the Age of Polyphemus. As one can say in Spanish, ”

    “En la casa de los ciegos, el tuerto es rey.”

  • archer says:

    ominous portents

  • Laurence Glavin says:

    Does Leela from Comedy Central’s “Futurama” by any chance play the cello?

  • robcat2075 says:

    The one-eyed cellist will be king in the land of the…

  • Inquiring minds want to know…

  • Tom Hartley says:

    Is the person who designs classical music CD covers always someone’s brother-in-law, or brother-in-law’s daughter?