Yo-Yo Ma's primary performance instrument is the cello nicknamed "Petunia", built by Domenico Montagnana in 1733, and valued at US$2.5 million en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-…
A stolen 9.5 million dollar Stradivarius Cello was nearly turned into a fancy CD rack news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
Benjamin Franklin, the American political philosopher, scientist, inventor, and writer, was also a classical composer. He wrote his β€œQuartetto for Three Violins and Cello” around 1778. fi.edu/benjamin-franklin/…
The most expensive musical instrument that has ever been solid is a Guqin, NOT a Cello or Violin! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guq…
The name of the instrument β€œcello” is a shortened form of the original word β€œvioloncello”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
English musician Mike Edwards (AKA Pramada), known for artful 1970s cello play with the band ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), died suddenly in 2010 when a runaway round hay bale bounded downhill and crushed his van on the A381 Road. The hay roll's weight was estimated at around 1,300 pounds. bbc.com/news/uk-england-d…
Today I learned about "cello scrotum", a medical condition published in the British Medical Journal as a joke en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
Grammy award winning Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Cello has the nickname "Petunia", was built in 1733, and that the Cello itself is currently valued at 2.5 million dollars wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-Yo_…
Cello strings are made out of guts, that's why they're called gut strings! connollymusic.com/stringo…
There is a 3rd musical clef called the alto clef that isn't used often. Its only used for a viola and sometimes a cello and a trombone makingmusicmag.com/explan…
Charlie Chaplain composed the music for almost all of his films and played the Piano, Violin and Cello, despite not knowing how to read sheet music en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned about Extreme Ironing, an extreme sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. Extreme Ironing has inspired other forms of unusual extreme activity, such as Extreme Cello Playing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
World renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma once left his 266 year old cello, worth $2.5 million, in the back of a NYC taxi. It was returned to him in time for his evening concert. nytimes.com/1999/10/17/ny…
In 1974 a medical journal published a fabricated case report on a disorder known as β€œCello Scrotum”, which was found to be a hoax in 2006 wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BM…
Today I learned of Francesco Zappa, a 17th century composer who was highly regarded for his virtuoso cello playing. Frank Zappa re-recorded two of Francesco’s sonatas on a Synclavier and released it as an album, describing it as "His (Francesco Zappa's) First Digital Recording in over 200 Years". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The theremin was invented by Leon Theremin, a cello-playing Soviet military engineer, while designing the first motion-activated alarm system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
Delta Airlines decided a musician who bought a ticket for himself and a ticket for his cello ("Mr Cello") were collecting too many frequent flyer miles, resulting in program termination and complete loss of all accumulated miles for the cellist. newsfeed.time.com/2012/11…
Shortly after a Stradivarius cello was stolen it was left next to a trash bin. A woman found it, brought it home and her boyfriend was going to turn it into a CD case. After seeing a news report about its theft it was turned into the police. cbsnews.com/news/stradiva…
Workers at Nashville airport handled a cellist's case so roughly they managed to break both the case and the cello inside it. The airline called it a 'baggage handling irregularity' thestrad.com/cpt-latests/…
Musician Mike Edwards, who was an original member of the band ELO (he played cello), was killed when a cylindrical bale of hay rolled down a hill and crashed into the van he was driving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
David Bowie plays guitar, piano, saxophone, harmonica, synthetizers, vibraphone, xylophone, koto, drums, viola and cello en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
To bring a cello on an Easyjet airplane, you have to buy it a ticket and name it MR SEAT CELLO. easyjet.custhelp.com/app/…
On the Australian airline Virgin, the only thing that can occupy a seat, other than a passenger, is a cello virginaustralia.com/au/en…
Jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus originally played the cello, but switched to bass when a friend convinced him jazz is more accepting of black musicians than classical is. latimes.com/la-mag-june07…
Today I Learned, There is a Sport Called Extreme Ironing Where Participants Take Ironing Boards to Extreme Locations, Where they then Iron Clothes. Not to Be Confused With Extreme Cello. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
Cellos get their own seats on commercial flights and can collect frequent flier miles. online.wsj.com/news/artic…
Today I learned of the cello horn, a strange brass-string hybrid that appeared in Popular Science in 1936 classicfm.com/discover-mu…
Johann Sebastian Bach's second wife may have been the true composer of his 6 Cello Suites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
The Violoncello (or Cello) literally translates to "Small Big Viola" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
Traditional strings for violin, cello, and double bass are made with the small intestines of sheep. gamutmusic.squarespace.co…
World class cellist Yo-Yo Ma once left his $2.5 million dollar, 280 year old cello in the back seat of a NYC cab. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-…
In the 60s, a Classical avant-garde Topless Cellist scandalized the US with Electrified bikinis, cellos made of ice, violins for bows. theguardian.com/books/201…
There is a guitar/cello hybrid instrument. youtube.com/watch?v=mu9yt…
The sound holes in cellos are called "F-Holes" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
There's a guy who has made a machine that lets him play the Violin, Viola and Cello at the same time youtube.com/watch?v=B1ggS…
World renowned concert cellist Yo-Yo Ma once lost his $2.5M 18th century cello by leaving it in the back of a NYC taxi cab. (it was later recovered intact) nytimes.com/1999/10/17/ny…
During the brutally violent Siege of Sarajevo, a man named Vedran SmailoviΔ‡ routinely played his cello in the streets, amidst heavy shelling, to commemorate the killing of 22 people who were waiting in a breadline. nytimes.com/1992/06/08/wo…
Yo-Yo Ma's performance cello is 270 years old and is nicknamed "Petunia". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-…
A British doc trolled the medical community with a fabricated ailment called "Cello Scrotum" as a joke response to a real condition called "Guitarist Nipple" news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/78535…
Today I learned about Extreme Cello, in which people take a cello to an unusual, often outdoor, location and perform music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…

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