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Demonstrations of Violoncellos da Spalla by Don Rickert

If you wish to learn more or buy this very cool instrument, our direct phone number in the U.S. is 1-706-896-0909. Our email is don@donrickertdesign.com. You can also learn more or buy now at:

NEW Violoncello da Spalla Conservatory Model by D. Rickert 

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NEW Violoncello da Spalla by D. Rickert ($8,400 - $9,600), (it is the Standard Model that is featured in ALL of the videos)

We look forward to hearing from you.

Having our instruments in the hands of some truly world-class musicians has been a real blessing. There are some really good Albert Chang with Rickert Cello da Spalla 2 demonstration videos of our violoncellos da spalla out there. This page brings them, or at least the ones we know about, into one place. Click and enjoy!

Those videos on YouTube and several other video streaming services have previews. Those on Facebook do not.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of purchasing a Violoncello da Spalla by Don Rickert, please visit Don Rickert Musician Shop. We are one of the most prolific makers of these instruments in the U.S. We are located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia on the North Carolina border.

We have two instruments, as yet unspoken for, in construction.

Video with Previews

NEW Will Hurd: Courante from Bach Suite no 6 using a bow by Harry Grabenstein | 2021 Virtual Exhibition

Andrew Gonzalez playing one of the first violoncellos da spalla I made. Thanks Andrew.

Some Non-Baroque Demonstrations

Albert Chang (SleightlyMusical) talking about and playing his Violoncello da Spalla by Don Rickert

The one and only Albert Chang (aka SleightlyMusical) talks about and plays his violoncello da spalla by Don Rickert. If you need to ask who Albert Chang is...

Albert Chang, also known as sleightlymusical or TheAlbertChang, is a Twitch streamer, YouTube personality, musician, and magician, who is known for his instrumental covers, musical medleys and magic tricks. Albert also streams games where he plays League of Legends and does IRL streams with live music and magic tricks. He is an incredible musician with an international following that most of us could only dream about.

If you want to hear video game and movie soundtracks, K-Pop (remember Gangnam Style), rock covers and other non-baroque stuff played on the violoncello da spalla, you will want to see this!

Peter Walker playing a Scottish Highland lament on violoncello da spalla

Swedish Violoncello da spalla and nyckelharpa by Vasen (Facebook link)

Check out the cello da spalla and nyckelharpa by members of the Swedish group Vasen near the end of the video stream. The cello da spalla in this video is NOT by Don Rickert. It is included here as inspiration to those interested in the violoncello da spalla's use in genres other than baroque.

LOTS More Baroque Demos

Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 | Andrew Gonzalez, Viola da Spalla

Gabrielli Cannon for Two Violonellos da Spalla (YouTube)

Couperin Treizieme Concert Air on Violoncelli da Spalla

Slovakian Song from Bartok 44 duos (YouTube)

Andrew Gonzalez performs the Gavottes I and II from Bach's Cello Suite no. 6 in D, BWV 1012

Bach and Baroque Virtuosity Premiere: Andrew Gonzalez on Violoncello da Spalla

 

Video Links with NO Previews (e.g. Facebook videos)

Musical Conversations with WETA and Levine: Go Spalla! Rediscovering the Violoncello da Spalla (Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 4 PM)
Go Spalla! Rediscovering the Violoncello da Spalla (Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7 PM ET)
Couperin Les T ûtes-Réunis (Facebook video)
Performance of Auld Lang Syne for violoncello da spalla three hands (Facebook video)
J.S. Bach’s 3 part invention no. 1, BWV 787 (Facebook video)
William Hurd rehearsing a virtuoso passage from Giaochino Rossini’s duet for cello and bass with bassist, Victor Holmes Jr (Facebook video)
Georg Philipp Telemann’s concerto for viola and strings (2nd movement) TWV 51:G9 (Facebook video)
William Hurd and Kimberly Galva at Levine Music, Feb. 18, 2021, Washington, DC (Facebook video)

Violoncello da spalla and nyckelharpa (Facebook link)

  • Check out the cello da spalla and nyckelharpa by members of the Swedish group Vasen near the end of the video stream. The cello da spalla in this video is NOT by Don Rickert. It is included here as inspiration to those interested in the violoncello da spalla's use in genres other than baroque.

 


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