Interesting facts about the cello

  1. The name of the cello comes from ”violoncello” which means little violon. The violon is a musical instrument used in the 18th century. In time, the instrument was called shortly cello.
  2. The plural for cello is either ”celli”or ”cellos”. The ”i-ending” variant can be explained by the Italian root of the world and it is known the fact that some words belonging to this languages form their plural in ”i”.
  3. The cello size can be easily adapted for children and short adults.
  4. The instrument is actually very light. On the contrary, its box adds a lot of weigh.
  5. Mstislav Rostropovich enlarged the variety of cello compositions. He wrote more than 100 works.


  1. Numele de violoncel vine de la italienescul ”violoncello”, ceea ce inseamna micul violon. Acest tip de instrument a fost folosit in secolul al XVIII lea. In timp, numele instrumentului a fost prescurtat ca ”cello”,pentru varianta in limba engleza.
  2. La origine, pluralul cuvantului ”cello” este ”celli” sau ”cellos”. Varianta cu ”i” la final este datorita originii italienesti a cuvantului, limba despre care se stie ca are unele cuvinte care isi formeaza plural in acest fel.
  3. Marimea violoncelului poate fi cu usor adaptata pentru copii si persoanele scunde.
  4. Acest instrument este de fapt foarte usor. Cutia este cea care aduce un plus de greutate.
  5. Mstislav Rostropovich este cel care a largit gama de cantece pentru violoncel. El a creat mai mult de 100 de lucrari de compozitie.



Photos: Lutierul Simon


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