Essential Historical Recordings: ‘Queen of the Cello’ Zara Nelsova

By Sasha Margolis Zara Nelsova was born to play the cello—almost literally. The woman who, in the 1950s, would be dubbed “Queen of the Cello” and come to be celebrated for her voluminous, molten-gold tone, started life as the missing piece in a family piano trio. Two older sisters in her Winnipeg, Manitoba, immigrant family … Continue reading Essential Historical Recordings: ‘Queen of the Cello’ Zara Nelsova