Pablo Casals was born on December 29, 1876, in Vendrell, in the Catalonian region of Spain. He was one of the 11 children in his family. Pablo joined the world of music at the very young age: his father was a church organist, who taught his son to play the piano when he was... four years old! The boy turned out to be very talented, so he developed his music skills quite rapidly. At the age of 5 Casals joined the choir, and at 6 he was already able to compose songs. At 9 he could play the violin and organ. From the age of ten Casals began each day with a walk, taking inspiration from nature. He would then play two Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) pieces on the piano when he returned home.

Casals became one of the greatest cellists not only of the early 20th century, but of the history of music of all time. He is still remembered and respected worldwide.

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