Pablo Casals

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Birthday
29, 1876
Birthplace
El Vendrell, Spain
Death Date
Oct 22, 1973 (96)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1876
Birthplace
El Vendrell, Spain
Death Date
Oct 22, 1973 (96)

About

Considered one of the premiere cellists of the 20th century, he is remembered for his recordings of the Bach Cello Suites.

Before Fame

He practiced Bach's six cello suites for 13 years before performing them live.

Trivia

He was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Family Life

His father was an organist and choirmaster.

Associated With

He and Yo-Yo Ma are two of the most renowned cellists in history.