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January 2014
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Who’s Your Favorite Cellist?


 It’s cello month on WFMT.

Is your favorite cellist underrated?

Throughout January we’ll celebrate the instrument, the players and the repertoire that have made the violoncello one of the most soulful and beloved instruments. Wednesday through Friday of this week, join Dennis Moore for the morning program, from 5:58 to 10:00 AM. Dennis invites you to write in; especially if you’re a fan of a cellist who you think is underrated. Dennis will read answers on the air, and play cello recordings.


  • umbriago

    I think it will always be Rostropovich for me. A great man as well as a great musician. I got to hear him play the Dvorak concerto in Seattle. I brought my LP with me, and he graciously signed it afterwards.

  • Vince Giorno

    I can’t say I have a “favorite,” but three contemporary cellists whose recordings I have greatly enjoyed and who do not appear in the graphic above are Johannes Moser, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Christian Poltera. One disc I have yet to hear is Moser’s recording of sonatas by Bax, Britten and Bridge. I’d especially like to hear the Bridge, if you have any open programming slots (hopefully closer to 10 a.m. than 6).

  • jetideman

    I’d enjoy hearing Frank Miller. He had a sound like no other.

  • dfleener

    Zara Nelsova

  • Yoo Kwang-On

    My favorite cellist is Ms. Han-na Chang

  • Vonnie Lorber

    Stephen Balderston, the most soulful musician in Chicago and beyond.