Charles Adolphe Gand

 

This cello was awarded to Auguste Tolbecque by the Conservatoire National de Musique, Paris 1849, as described by a decorative inscription on the ribs. Tolbeque went on to premier Saint-Saens’ first cello concerto in 1873. This instrument has a very powerful and responsive tone, more recently having been performed on by Raphael Wallfish. Certificate of authenticity by Jean-Jacques Rampal, Paris.

 

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