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Plays the recorder, the cello, the viola, the piano. Amateur lied singer, luthier and piano tuner.


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reviewed Leave Open What cello did Rostropovich play?
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comment What cello did Rostropovich play?
You should probably edit your question and give the exact references for the video recording you are watching. By the way, some recording companies take note of instruments used by solists (more often when the instrument is lend by a sponsor such as an instrument foundation or a bank).
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comment What cello did Rostropovich play?
Please note that Rostropovich owned many instruments during his career. He traded some of them to his students. Many luthiers have sent him or proposed their own creations or restaurations.
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comment troubles with shifting
Most of the times, use the 3rd digit (annular finger) to touch the string at half-length, raising the left elbow somewhat.
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reviewed No Action Needed Scalpel technique in Guitar
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reviewed Leave Open What technical spec should I look for in noise isolating headphones?
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answered Is it acceptable to play the same note simultaneously on different strings on cello?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Has music notation become more prescriptive?
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revised Playing cello, should my left hand thumb clamps the neck like pliers do?
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answered Playing cello, should my left hand thumb clamps the neck like pliers do?
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