James Gaffigan

James Gaffigan : © Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor op. 85 Andreas Brantelid (21) 1:3 DRSO

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor op. 85 - Andreas Brantelid (21) 1:3
Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret - James Gaffigan
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© Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor op. 85 Andreas Brantelid - DR SymfoniOrkestret - James Gaffigan
The cello he plays here is a Giovanni Grancino (1637-1709)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Grancino

The bow (not this) Andreas bought shortly after this concert using some of the prize-money has also a history, but in short the french bowmaker François Turtaut build it.
It is made of pernambuco wood in the beginning of the 19. century. (1800-1820)

I have later ver an interview with Andreas Brantelid where he tells the origin of the Stradivarius cello he uses since about 2012.
It belongs to a rich businessman who offered the Norwegian celloist Truls Mørk the cello as a loan.
Truls is a very large person and the cello did not fit his way of playing. Therefore he arranged with the owner that Andreas could take over this beautiful instrument.
It is built in 1707 and has only been played at for 30 years: from 1908 to 1938 so it still sounds quite new. Therefore the somewhat sharp sound as a NEW CELLO. :-)