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LEONARD ROSE - CELLIST

Autographed one page program excerpt of the great cellist and pedagogue’s final public concert performing the Schumann Concerto in A minor, op. 129 at Carnegie Hall, February 25, 1984.  We offer with an original 7” x 9” glossy press photograph playing his cello in his studio.

 

Rose (1918-1984) a pupil of Walter Grossman, his cousin Frank Miller and Felix Salmond started his professional life as an orchestral cellist with the NBC Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in 1938.  After a year he went to Cleveland where he became the Principal Cellist under George Szell where he remained until 1943, also heading up the cello department at Oberlin.  In 1943 he was hired by the New York Philharmonic as Principal cellist by Artur Rodzinski. He made his Carnegie Hall concert debut with the orchestra performing the Lalo Concerto under William Steinberg in January, 1944.  He remained through the Rodzinski, Walter and Stokowski years, leaving the Philharmonic in 1951 whilst Dimitri Mitropoulos was Music Director (With Mitropoulos’s blessing) to pursue a career as a soloist and pedagogue.  Rose quickly established himself as the greatest American cellist of his time, performing about 110 concerts and recitals per year.  He taught at Juilliard from 1947-1951, moving to Curtis in 1951 where he taught until 1962, moving back to Juilliard where he taught for the rest of his life.  His pupils include Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, Matt Haimowitz, Myun-Wha Chung, Matt Lidström and Ronald Leonard among the many.  Rose also was a chamber musician performing significantly throughout his life with the Stern-Istomin-Rose Trio throughout the world.

 

Rose’s untimely death at sixty-six in November, 1984 due to leukemia was preceded by this concert and a Grammy win for a recording he had made with Bidu Sayao years before of the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos.  He literally taught in his studio up to the end. His wish his important pupil Matt Haimowitz would continue his studies with Yo-Yo Ma was never fulfilled due to Ma’s concert schedule.

 

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