Cellist Bernard Greenhouse Dies

NPR remembers cellist Bernard Greenhouse, founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, who recently passed away. Greenhouse had been devoted to the cello for nine decades, many of which he spent imparting his considerable knowledge to fellow aspiring cellists. His love of music sustained him until the age of 95, when only a few weeks before his passing he was still making music on his 300-year-old cello. Greenhouse took pride in playing as well in his later years as he did in his earlier years, stating in an interview in his nineties, "That's why I practice every day. I fight against the closure of my ability. And I'm not going to let it happen.
National Public Radio, May 16, 2011

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