Cello professor catches fish with his endpin

Cello professor catches fish with his endpin


norman lebrecht

May 08, 2021

These are difficult times and every part of your instrument must pay its way.

Thye Bach suites are supposed to be good for salmon.


  • Greg Bottini says:

    This is a Monty Python sketch, right?

  • henry williams says:

    poor fish

  • CYM says:

    I am sure Yo Yo would also like to catch Mahi-Mahi …

  • Plush says:

    Bravo, Hans

  • nyc musician says:

    except if you watch til the end you see this was filmed in 2011

  • Karl L. Pearson says:

    The fish would have had to be swimming upside-down, or in other words, already dead, to hang on the end pin that direction.
    Fake video.

  • Garry Humphreys says:

    . . . and what a way to treat a cello!

    • David K. Nelson says:

      And what a way to treat Casals’ recording! It is appropriate I suppose … fish and cellists value their scales. But from my perch, I think a certain Quintet by Schubert would have been a better choice of music, except you’d have to hire a piano tuna.

      Or perhaps Sibelius … Fin landia.

      But we mustn’t carp because that’s water under the bridge. As the saying goes, give a cellist a fish and eel eat for a day. Teach a cellist how to catch fish with his endpin and eel eat for a lifetime, cod willing.

      • Rich Patina says:

        I would recommend that the video not be screened at a PETA meeting, as I imagine that would spawn quite the roe.

  • Frankie says:

    They look like very dead fish that they have caught!