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."