Category Archive: Non-Western Cello

Indonesia Cello and Kroncong Ensembles

While doing an image search for “insect cellos” I came across this image (below) of a kroncong ensemble which has a cello in it. Quick reading shows that this folk ensemble has its… Continue reading

Modern Cello Techniques

  Modern Cello Techniques is a fantastic new website dedicated to extended cello techniques by Chicago based cellist, Russell Rolen.  Of special interest to my blog readers who also are interested in Arabic… Continue reading

What if the concerto developed in Egypt rather than Italy?

This is what it might sound like.  Here’s cellist, Emad Ashour, performing Mohamed Abd El Wahab’s “Han El Wedd” at the Cairo Opera House with the Cairo Opera House Orchestra.  The conductor is … Continue reading

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