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Which cello strings? Steven Isserlis, Alisa Weilerstein and others tell us what their choices are and why


Finding the ideal combination of strings is a process that can take a lifetime. Here, some of the world’s leading cellists – and two up-and-coming chamber musicians on the competition circuit – discuss their choices

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