Anyway, one of my favorite cellists is the late Jacqueline du Pre. Very expressive and emphatic, but it's her delicacy that can break your heart. There's no one else like her for better or for worse. I always immediately connect with her playing, which can send tingles down my spine. The first time I heard her was on the radio in the car. That was my introduction to her as well as the famed Elgar Cello Concerto. There was something about her lyricism and feeling that just jumped out at me like nothing else. Truly an extraordinary experience. BTW, the Stradivarius Yo Yo Ma plays once belonged to her.
WOW! Thank you so much for introducing me to Jacqueline du Pre. We've added the documentary to our Netflix queue. This is just beautiful.
I wanted to share another of my favorites. It is a Debussy Sonate with Maurice Gendron Violoncello & Christian Ivaldi Klavier filmed in 1967 in Paris. It is mesmerizing. The balance of the piano and the cello is a perfect dance of contrast.