Pablo Casals


(sometimes called his original name Pau Carlos Salvidor
Defillo De Casals) was one of, if not, the greatest cellist in history.
Casals is easily recognized as one of the master soloists of classical
music and he has many accomplishments in his many years as a public figure
that have made him internationally renowned.

Casals was born in Vendrell, Spain on December 29, 1876. He received
his very first music lessons from his father (a music teacher), on the
violin. A four years after that, at the age of twelve, Casals realized he
would much rather play the cello instead, and begin lessons with that
instrument.

After nine years of study on the playing and the designing of ...

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making his fresh, new style increasingly more and more popular.
Because of his popularity, at the time, the solo cellist performer became a
very highly thought of occupation. After his long tour, Casals met and then
joined up with two other famous and acclaimed French performers. These
were the violinist Jacques Thibaud and the pianist Alfred Cortot. Together,
these three became a trio that gained international fame as they began
touring again for a long period of time.

Casals began his second career as a conductor in 1908. Then in the
year 1919, he founded and he subsidized the "Orquestra Pau Casals" in
Barcelona. This was designed specifically to help young talented, and
struggling musicians.

The next Occupation that casals took was composing. Doing this, he
wrote the famous "El Pesebre" (The Manager), which is still listened to
widely in Spain, even today. Casals wrote and preformed many other pieces
of music that are commonly taught in music school in ...

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