The Story of the Small Big String Instrument, AKA the Cello

James Jacobs tells us the story of the cello, one of the most beloved instruments. Follow its fascinating journey throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, and how the name "cello" came to be, and how it became the sonorous instrument we all love today.

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The Story of the Bow

Welcome to our limited series on all the fascinating history, science, and stories of string instruments! We kick off the series with the bow, starting with its history from 2700 BC, taking you a journey to its future in carbon fiber.


Cellist Amit Peled’s Bach Journey

Hear cellist Amit Peled speak about completing his cycle of the six suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.