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LAST STOP: THE PLACE THAT CHANGED ME

The cellist explains why he has a soft spot for Stockholm, with its water and its palaces, its cafes and its prawns

Classical: `I'm on earth to play the cello'

At a distance from the frenetic hype of modern music marketing, Sandy Baillie's playing and teaching carries conviction through its quiet passion. By Sue Fox

Classical: Taming the beast

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Obituary: Amaryllis Fleming

DURING THE 1950s Amaryllis Fleming was hailed as one of Britain's foremost cellists. She would have drawn audiences for her striking looks alone, but it was her passionate interpretation and her technical mastery that set her apart from others. Critics predicted a glittering future and one composer compared her to Pablo Casals. It was only her perfectionism and her devotion to the quieter, less public arena of chamber music that prevented her becoming a household name.

Classical: Defending the real Jackie

Jacqueline du Pre was no monster. Christopher Nupen should know - he worked closely with the cellist on two intimate film portraits.

Arts: No more strings attached

When you're the world's greatest cellist, life is a long slog of engagements and obligations. Now, Yo-Yo Ma's priorities have changed and he has found time for himself and his family. By Sue Fox

Obituary: William Pleeth

WILLIAM PLEETH was one of the last of the great teachers whose own roots sprung from the grand traditions of 19th-century cello-playing. Throughout his career he was one of the most beloved and sought-after cello teachers in the world, and in his latter years his pupils would travel any distance to have lessons or attend master classes. In his early days he also enjoyed an international reputation as soloist and chamber musician extraordinaire.

Don't do it this way...

A fictional mother and daughter battle it out over the cello

The two faces of Jacqueline

Peter Parker used to be Jacqueline du Pre's cleaner. Here he looks at the new film about her life and recalls the woman whose house he dusted

So what if Jacqueline wasn't a nun?

We want a martyr; and martyrs aren't bitter, don't behave badly, and they don't have sex

Classical Music: 'Vanessa' goes on a diet

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Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

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Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

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The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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