Anssi Karttunen is against monotony. On his Instead List for Cello, he pairs a rarely played work worth listening to with every well know piece.

“While the list of pieces that appear in cello-piano recitals is incredibly short – the same ten pieces keep circulating in different order – we cellists actually have a very large repertoire”, he says. “Orchestras don't program much more than ten concertos and apart the Bach Suites there are maybe five pieces that make their way to concert programs.”