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The World's Greatest Music
Every afternoon this week for his Big Piece after Six, John Brunning celebrates the lives and great recordings of the most legendary classical artists. Listen and download their famous recordings.
Tortelier's extensive recording catalogue of major cello works proves him to be one of the best cellists of the 20th Century, but it seems he was also an inventor. He pioneered the bent cello spike, so the instrument could lay more horizontally than vertically against the player's body.
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