As Yale School of Music announces the official retirement of the 96-year-old cello guru, we look back at some of the inspiring quotes from an interview for The Strad conducted by one of his most illustrious students, Ralph Kirshbaum
In this extract from their cover story in the August 2018 issue of The Strad, the British quartet discusses how a recent experiment with Classical bows has taken the players’ musicianship to new heights. Interview by Toby Deller
This fragment is all that survives from illusionist and silent film pioneer Georges Méliès’ Lully ou Le violon brisé (Lully or The Broken Violin).
In the film, a cook’s violin playing gets the entire staff dancing until the master of the house arrives.
Méliès is best known for his film A Trip to