Cellos as versatile instruments
Many great composers dedicated themselves to writing music for the cello, including Antonio Vivaldi, Haydn, Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, Prokofiev, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and countless others.
The cello is not limited to classical music alone. It played a fundamental role in jazz, and among the important names, we cannot forget Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford, Ernst Reijseger, and Abdul Wadud.
During the 20th century, prominent cellists such as Pablo Casals, Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Tortelier, Jacqueline du Pré, and Sol Gabetta emerged.
Is it worth investing in a quality cello?
Currently, there are various cello makers producing quality cellos. Cellos made by these masters are not usually accessible to everyone, but there is always the option of buying a second-hand cello to start learning and gain experience and a love for sound.
Cellos come in various sizes to accommodate all ages, ranging from 1/8 size for children to full-size (4/4) cellos.
The most critical aspect of this instrument is the sound, and attention should be paid to the materials used in its construction. As mentioned, acquiring a good cello comes with a cost. Still, obtaining a well-manufactured industrial instrument or opting for a second-hand one that offers the necessary quality at a reasonable price is possible. The important thing is to start!