Leonard Rose

A Cello Lesson with Leonard Rose

1978

Brahms Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 (1956 Performance)

Leonard Rose, Cello and Isaac Stern, Violin

Beethoven A major sonata – 1st Movement

Leonard Rose, Cello with Glenn Gould, Piano

Beethoven A major sonata – 2nd Movement

Leonard Rose, Cello with Glenn Gould, Piano

Beethoven A major sonata – 3rd Movement

Leonard Rose, Cello with Glenn Gould, Piano

Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B major – 1st Movement

Leonard Rose, cello with Isaac Stern, violin and Eugene Istomin, Piano

Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B major – 1st Movement (continued)

Leonard Rose, cello with Isaac Stern, violin and Eugene Istomin, Piano

Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B major – 2nd Movement

Leonard Rose, cello with Isaac Stern, violin and Eugene Istomin, Piano

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I was a pipsqueak of a kid and overwhelmingly shy. I was afraid to speak to Mr. Rose above a whisper. I’d try to hide behind the cello. He was always calm, soothing, and gentle. He tried to get me to overcome my timidity by constantly urging me to sing out on the instrument. There was this kind of sympathy from my teacher to me. It was like he was saying to me, ” I too was shy. I went through the same thing.”
– Yo-Yo Ma