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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750 : Germany) Soloists: Mischa Maisky Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4777442

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750 : Germany) Soloists: Steven Isserlis Record label: Hyperion Catalogue ID: CDA

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904 : Czechoslovakia) Conductor: Seiji Ozawa Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Mstislav Rostropovich Record label: Erato Catalogue ID: 2292 452522

Antonin Dvorak Conductor: Jun Markl Ensemble: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Zuill Bailey Record label: Telarc Catalogue ID: TEL 32927

Edward Elgar (1857-1934 : England) Conductor: John Barbirolli Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Jacqueline du Pre Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: CMS 5673412

Edward Elgar (1857-1934 : England) Conductor: Alexander Briger Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra Soloists: Jamie Walton Record label: Signum Catalogue ID: SIGCD 116

News & features

Sir Simon Rattle conducts cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the London Symphony Orchestra in Trafalgar Square

Who is Sheku Kanneh-Mason? British cellist’s age, family, albums and more

The greatest pieces of music for cello

These are factually the 15 best cello pieces in existence

Viola the Bird

Google’s new game turns you into a cello-playing AI bird – and it’s highly addictive

Double bassist Luis Cabrera plays the ‘Prelude’ from Bach’s Cello Suite No.1

Double bassist plays Bach’s Suite No.1 for solo cello – and it sounds utterly glorious

Solo cellist plays Bach prelude as rain falls on church steps in mesmerising video

Solo cellist plays Bach Prelude as rain lashes on historic temple steps

Yo Yo Ma performs with the Louisville Symphony

How the Louisville Orchestra brought Yo-Yo Ma and his cello into the world’s longest cave system

The inside of a cello

Mystical interiors of musical instruments revealed in artist’s striking photography


Mother asks TikTok to play her 10-year-old daughter’s melody, and a whole string orchestra responded

Left: the Kanneh-Masons; Right: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Who are the Kanneh-Masons? All you need to know about the exceptional musical family

Cellist HAUSER plays ‘Phantom of the Opera’ on Lloyd Webber musical’s 35th anniversary

Cellist HAUSER plays ‘Phantom of the Opera’ on Lloyd Webber musical’s 35th anniversary

Jenna Ortega plays cello as Wednesday Addams, in new Netflix series ‘Wednesday’.

Jenna Ortega learned to play Bach cello suites for hit Netflix series ‘Wednesday’

Cellist Zoë Martlew had a sudden surprise when her cello bow exploded mid-recital

Comical classical chaos as cellist’s bow explodes in the middle of a contemporary music recital

Abel Selaocoe plays cello for Classic FM on stage at the Southbank Centre in London

Meet Abel Selaocoe, South African cellist, and the Southbank Centre’s newest artist in residence

The Prince of Wales: a former cellist with conducting ambitions?

King Charles III is a former cellist who once conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra

Milly Alcock plays a young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the HBO television series House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon brings back the original Game of Thrones theme music, but fans are divided

Netflix ‘The Perfection’ film poster

Cellists are ripping into this Netflix poster that very much *isn’t* ‘Perfection’