was given a scholarship by the city of Barcelona to go to Paris and
study cello with Pau Casals there. He also studied composition with
Manuel de Falla and Maurice Ravel.
At the end of World War I, Cassado started touring internationally, and
became a world famous cellist. He played under most of the leading
conductors of his time, including such greats as Furtwangler, Beecham
and Weingartner. Cassado loved Italy, and settled in Florence, where he
lived for over thirty years. He was a good composer, and his
pieces are still played today, in particular his Requiebros, and his
Concerto in D Minor, which he dedicated to Casals.
Nocturnes Portuguais (Cello