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The cover star of our June issue discusses playing on his 'Sheremetev' cello, made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in 1865. He also performs excerpts from Brahms's First Cello Sonata and John Tavener's The Painted Veil.

Listen to Raphael Wallfisch giving a brief history and appraisal of his instrument.

Read more about the cello in the June issue, available for download now:

You can also buy a poster of the cello here: