mk270 this painting 1753 vividly show the old style of playing the cello wih the instrument grasped between the legs there in no spike. the bowing technique shows the hand under than over it, unlike the techique favoured by modern cellits.
painted gustav zerner
mk270 painted gustav zerner.
the autogaph score of the first of mendelsshn s six songs without words for piano
mk270 the autogaph score of the first of mendelsshn s six songs without words for piano
Catalan cellist and composer. He studied at Barcelona from 1887 and made his d??but there in 1891. After further study in Madrid and Brussels his international career began in 1899, when he played Lalos Concerto under Lamoureux in Paris. In 1905 he formed a trio with Thibaud and Cortot, recording works by Schubert and Beethoven. As a soloist Casals was renowned for his beautiful tone and intellectual strength. His playing did much to bring Bach's suites into the repertory. He formed the Orquestra Pau Casals in Barcelona in 1919 but his activities were curtailed by the Spanish Civil War. In 1950 at Prades he returned to music-making and later directed festivals at Perpignan and Puerto Rico. His many pupils included Guilhermina Suggia, with whom he formed a liaison. Casals wrote instrumental works and many choral pieces of a simple, devotional nature.