Cellist Zuill Bailey and soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian reanimate the late composer Manuel de Falla on The Spanish Masters. Dario Acosta Photography / Lisa Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Zuill Bailey sneaked into a front row seat -- and got the concert of his young life. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

First Loves: Cellist Zuill Bailey's Front Row Revelation

The cellist recalls how sneaking into a first-row seat at a concert by Mstislav Rostropovich forever changed his view of music's role in our lives.

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