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Battle of Isandlwana

19th Century Cello Survives Anglo-Zulu Wars, Fallen Soldier, Sold for £6,000 >>

As historical instruments go, interest at auction ranges from the prestige of an instrument's previous owner to the mileage of the instrument itself. Recently, a weathered and war-weary cello that belonged to a fallen soldier was, at auction, sold for £6,000. The cello had survived traveling to the south of Africa during the 19th Century's bloody Anglo-Zulu Wars.

Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler

REVIEW: Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (Ex-Kronos Quartet) 'Something of Life' (Innova) >>

The album's stirring mix of imagery, techniques, atmospheres and rhythms speaks to a level of creative ambition worthy of the cellist's virtuosity, perhaps not surprising in a veteran of the Kronos Quartet's musical adventures.

Hopkinson Smith

REVIEW: Lutenist Hopkinson Smith Plays Bach Cello Suites on German Theorbo at Salon Sanctuary Concert in NYC >>

To put across these richly emotional works of Bach on a plucked instrument, Hopkinson Smith has chosen the bass lute known as the German theorbo.

Chloe Grace Moretz

The Magic of Digital Filmmaking: Chloë Grace Moretz as a Cellist in 'If I Stay' >>

The actress talks about how it's done today: 'taking my head and putting it on another body of someone playing.'

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