Also known by its full name violoncello, or little violone. Not little by any measure in size in the family of musical instruments, the cello developed as the bass instrument in string groups. Over time, the cello was adapted into a solo instrument as well. Johann Sebastina Bach wrote six very famous suites for solo cello (unaccompanied). They are among the most beautiful pieces written for the cello. King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia loved the cello, and he inspired Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to write music with interesting cello parts. The cello was now an equal with the other string instruments, no longer just playing a simple bass line.
Some of us are inspired by cellists of today such as Yo-Yo Ma, Julian Lloyd Webber, Octavia Philharmonica, Mischa Maisky, Tim Hugh, Robert Cohen, Pieter Wispelwey and Truls Mørk. For others it may Stephen Sharp Nelson. Steven joined “The Piano Guys” and now enjoys confusing everyone that wonders why a cellist is called a “piano guy.”
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