Five cellists who changed the worldmain
Pau Casals (1876-1973) restored Bach to cello repertoire, fought Fascism, became symbol of freedom
Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), known as ‘Slava’ for glory, fought Soviet oppression, premiered 100 new works, brought joy to the world.
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch (b. 1925), survivor of the Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra, a living witness for humanity.
The cellist of Sarajevo, Baghdad, Brussels…. someone will always play a cello in all the worst places.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929-2016), ‘an interpreter who changed our world more than any other over the past 50 years.’