Music: Pleni Sunt Celli

With a hundred cellos gleaming on it, the stage of New York's Philharmonic Hall looked like the setting for a Busby Berkeley musical. The earlier part of the program included Soprano Beverly Sills, Pianist Rudolf Serkin and Conductor Leopold Stokowski. But "Salud Casals" night did not really get under way until the guest of honor arrived with his all-cello orchestra. The performers had gathered from all over the world. Each cellist financed his own trip and donated his services for the privilege of being led by Pablo Casals in one of his brief compositions, a Catalan Sardana (an infinite number of...

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