Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Strings of my Heart


painting by claudia schoenfeld.


Strings of my Heart

“You have to give your whole life to the cello-when I
realized that I went back to the guitar.”--Richie Blackmore.


Yo-Yo Ma, childhood prodigy, has thrilled the world
playing his 1733 Montegnana cello, that is worth
2.5 million dollars, on 90+ albums.

Two Cellos captured my interest a few years ago,
comprised of classically trained cellists, Luka Sulic,
from Slovenia, and Stjepan Hauser from Croatia.

Elton John & I weep upon hearing a cello’s perfection.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at the fabulous dVerse Poets Pub

Today we do a Sevenling regarding music using one of 
Claudia Schoenfeld's paintings as the header image.

18 comments:

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

The cello and Yo Yo Ma -- an exquisite partnership indeed!!

Claudia said...

i love the sound of a cello - someone once told me that the cello is the interview that comes closest to the human voice - maybe that is part of its fascination
good to see you glenn... smiles

Brian Miller said...

i will have to check out those musicians. i have heard of yo yo ma, and listened a bit but i have not heard of the others. it is amazing to me what some people can do with instruments...some people play them...and some people transcend that.

whats up brother man?

brudberg said...

Cello has to be my favorite instrument in the string section... I have never been fortunate enough to get tickets when Yo-Yo visits... Hey you should check out Apocalyptica... A Finish band on cello playing hard-rock...

Walt Wojtanik said...

Tears of musical joy find their way down my my cheeks as well, Glenn! A wonderful poem!

Toni Spencer said...

I play violin now but started out with cello. It is a beautiful instrument indeed but then, so is the violin...if someone other than me play it.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Damn :D you rocked this one for sure :D lovely sevenling.

Victoria said...

Wonderful. I think I have a Yo Yo Ma CD downstairs...perfect accompaniment for reading these poems.

Kim M. Russell said...

I always found the cello a very masculine instrument until I heard a recording of jacqueline du Pre, which made me want to learn to play it so badly. But my parents couldn't afford an instrument or the lessons and I ended up teaching myself guitar, which I played until I had a stroke 30 years ago and lost the feeling in the fingers of my left hand.

Grace said...

I will have to check him out too. I find listening to cello very moving, and will probably be moved to tears too.

So good to have you back Glenn. Hope you are well.

piano warm said...

Oh man, the cello is a seriously sexy instrument.

Gayle Walters Rose said...

I do love the sound of a cello...it can evoke such deep emotions. Great sevenling, Glenn.

Truedessa said...

I am not familiar with these artists, but there is something deep and intense in the song of the cello.

Sumana Roy said...

it's really wonderful when child prodigies truly bloom into masters...

Marina Sofia said...

I much prefer the cello to the violin (certainly if a beginner plays either of them, but even when it's an expert) - there is something about that grave tone (yet not too deep, like the double bass). Funnily enough, I've just finished reading a book about a violin with far too much of a past, which has inspired greed and envy and subterfuge in others!

Marilyn B said...

I've always thought the cello was a deeply sad tone, and if it could cry, I suspect it would.

lynn__ said...

Yo-Yo Ma is an amazing musician and who does not love the mellow music of the cello!? But I remember losing a junior high spelling bee on that word...i spelled it c-h-e-l-l-o. Thanks, Glenn, for a way cool sevenling!

Mish said...

The cello can surely pull on the heart strings. I find it so dramatic, emotional...a wonderful instrument to tell a story.