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On That Note: Musical Influences

Courtesy of Robert Cohen
Robert Cohen (right) practices cello alonside his father, Raymond.

Every month, we talk with contributor Robert Cohen about the life and work of a touring classical musician for our On That Note series. This month, Cohen is thinking about his musical influences, which started with his parents at home. His father was a violinist who practiced chamber music in the house.

"His attitude definitely, and most of all the way he played the violin, which was a very warm sound, very singing and very beautiful," he recalls. "That definitely was a major influence on the way I played the cello, what I expected from the cello."

Cohen joins Lake Effect's Bonnie North to discuss his influences:

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
For 35 years one of the worlds leading cello soloist, Robert Cohen is an award-winning recording artist, conductor, artistic director and pedagogue who has been broadcast on TV and radio throughout the world. His passionate views on the art of learning, performing and communicating music have been widely published.