Casals, Pablo [Pau]
- Robert Anderson
(b Vendrell, Dec 29, 1876; d Puerto Rico, Oct 22, 1973). Catalan cellist, conductor, pianist and composer. The son of musical parents, he was accomplished on the piano, organ and violin before first hearing a cello when he was 11. In 1887 he studied the cello with Garcia at the Barcelona Escuela Municipal de Música, and the piano and composition with Rodoreda. Technical experiments with bowing and fingering soon produced an individual style and unprecedented mastery. After his début at Barcelona on ...