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  1. https://ingleshayday.com/features/ingles-hayday-to-sell-the-private-collection-of-norman-rosenberg/
  2. Alan Stevenson makes incredible Cello cases and you can customize it with wheels, so that you can avoid carrying the case altogether. https://www.stevensoncases.co.uk/cello.htm
  3. Try the new Dominant Pro strings. They are great and very affordable! https://www.thomastik-infeld.com/en/products/orchestral-strings/cello/dominant-pro
  4. Do these fittings come close to the quality of Bois d‘Harmonie? https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=lankuishuang&store_name=charmingsongviolinstore&_dmd=2&_oac=1&_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2562
  5. Who cares about that though? They are bringing classical music to a much wider audience than you and me. The same thing happened when people started complaining about Andre Rieu and his shenanigans. As long as more people get education and access to the world of classical music, I’m fine with it.
  6. You placed a bid on this Cello, so you must have some faith.
  7. Thank you, it’s an interesting study.
  8. They already have a monetary higher value regardless of my opinion. I’m trying to find out if that objective value translates into better acoustics.
  9. Is anyone familiar with these tailpieces? Also, is there a good (acoustical) reason for their higher prices opposed to other materials?
  10. I had the privilege to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under his baton in February 2019, together with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. There were two performances and we all knew that this would be the last time to see him conduct, as he already announced his retirement. Rest In Peace!
  11. Thank you, Philip. I play on an anonymous French Cello built around 1820. My bow is from a modern maker in Germany—Josef Gabriel. Regarding the Humoresque, you probably thought about Elfentanz or At the fountain, right?
  12. This year marks the 160th anniversary of the almost forgotten russian composer Anton Arensky. As a small tribute, I decided to record his Quatre Morceaux Op. 56. These pieces have been so far neglected and I hope that we will have them included in Cello recitals and recordings in the future. https://youtu.be/tV-U2h8Nb9I
  13. http://www.stevensoncases.co.uk/cello.htm You can find here the best, but also the most expensive cello cases and flight cases on the market.
  14. It’s a very good humidifier, I have been using it for years. If the bag doesn’t absorb water after the 3rd or 4th time, add boiling water and wait for 45 min. I keep the hygrometer in the Cello case and it has been very reliable.
  15. cellopera

    Violin ID

    Does this violin look like an original by Alfredo Gianotti?
  16. The best cello set on the market at this point is Thomastik Rondo. I have it on both my cellos, an old French and a modern Italian. Those strings are perfectly balanced, have great projection and at the same time feel very comfortable under the hands. My problem with Larsen strings, having playing them over the years, is the lifespan. They loose the resonance and response after only one month of playing. I thought it was impossible to achieve a great sound without having to combine strings, because cellists, unlike violinists, have always combined different brands for the upper and lower strings (eg. Larsen A/D and Spirocores G/C). Well, this problem was finally addressed by Thomastik with the new Rondos. Try them!
  17. Which brand of vaporizer(s) are you using at the moment?
  18. Go get help before it’s too late... seriously!
  19. You are being rude for no reason and should keep your nasty comments for yourself. Rick is just asking some simple questions, so let him be.
  20. For cellists, the Larsen string lines are big disappointment. For the price they are asking, the A and D are basically useless after a month of playing...
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