Germans lament top cellist, 50

Germans lament top cellist, 50


norman lebrecht

September 09, 2021

The oustanding and versatile cellist Sebastian Hess has died suddenly of an aneurysm.

A student of William Pleeth and Mstislav Rostropovich, he enjoyed a diverse career as a soloist on both baroque and modern instruments. He had close relationships with contemporary composers Moritz Eggert, Jörg Widmann, Hans-Jürgen von Bose and the late Hans Werner Henze.

Hess, who was 50, taught in Munich at the at the University of Music and the Richard Strauss Conservatoire.


  • TruthSeeker says:

    Was he vaccinated? We have a right to know.

    • Rob says:

      It’s happening alot now, but the controlled news media are trying their best to dumb it down. Perfectly healthy 23yo Irish footballer Roy Butler had a vaccine injection on August 13th, he was dead by August 17th of a brain bleed.

      • La plus belle voix says:

        Fact check:

        An estimated 6.5 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50 people.

        The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100,000 people.

        About 30,000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture each year.

        A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes.

        And you can’t spell for toffees, but it happens quite alot I guess.

    • Brettermeier says:

      “Was he vaccinated? We have a right to know.”

      Actually, you don’t have the right to know. It’s called privacy. We still have that here in the EU.

      Привет из Германии. 😉


      Bistropovich would have been funnier.

      • TruthSeeker says:

        Is that the same right to privacy and bodily autonomy that gives me the right to refuse to show “papers” regarding a medical “procedure?” What about the Nuremberg Code’s stand on coercion?
        When this many people are dying after taking the clot shot, you better believe we have the right to know what’s really going on.

    • La plus belle voix says:

      Fact check: you do not have a right to know. How about writing “how sad”, or “RIP”, or something, er . . . nice? The latter word comes from the Latin ‘nescius’ wouldn’t you know, originally meaning ignorant.

  • Crossover says:

    Sad to hear…I remember especially his co-work with the Bavarian “The Notwist” on “Neon Golden”, also to be seen in the documentary “On/Off The Record” from 2002 (on Youtube, “One Step Inside” from 16:05 and later, only in German). Nothing classical, but cello.