My apologies if this question is not appropriate for this site, but I'm working on Haydn's cello concerto in D Major, and I just recently watched Rostropovich playing it, which is what spurred this question. It seems that he makes no effort to avoid the open A on his cello, and his cello has very strong harmonics. I would guess that it's a Stradivarius, based on the build of the cello and his open A string, but past that I'm not quite sure. Does anyone know what cello he played?
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closed as off-topic by Dom♦, Lee White, Tim, Dave Jacoby, Dave Jul 29 '14 at 14:05
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His Wikipedia page states:
So there is no single answer to the question without pointing to a particular recording.