The Cellist S Friend

The Cellist S Friend

The Cellist S Friend

Set during World War One, The Cellists Friend is the story of one mans battle to redeem his own cowardice while recovering from a near-fatal war wound. Ben has witnessed his cello player soldier friend shot for desertion. The soldier they nicknamed Cello played his instrument while his firing squad sang the poem Invictus before they shot him. This seems a victory over death for Cello while showing Bens cowardice at not revealing the truth of the incident that led to the flawed accusation of desertion. Recovering from his war wound and developing a love through exchanged letters for Pearl, the widow of the Jamaican soldier who saved him, Ben is haunted by flashbacks and the words of the poem Invictus and seeks redemption through poetry. He meets Cellos parents, telling them how he died but cannot tell them the whole truth or see how he might recover the actual cello played by their son at his execution. As Ben faces a return to duty and Pearl unexpectedly arrives in London, will their love blossom despite racial prejudice? And how will a writer friend of Pearl enable Ben to finally find the courage to face the terrible grief of Cellos parents and begin his own redemption?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Robert J Fanshawe
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2018-02-21
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781546288329


The Cellist Of Sarajevo

The Cellist Of Sarajevo

While a cellist plays at the site of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steven Galloway
Publisher : Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 235 Pages
ISBN : 1594483655


The Adventures Of A Cello

The Adventures Of A Cello

"Originally published in 1998 as Las aventuras de un violonchelo"--T.p. verso.

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Genre : Music
Author : Carlos Prieto
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2011-02-01
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780292723931


The Great Cellists

The Great Cellists

The Great Cellists is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the lives and work of the cello's great performers and teachers, from the emergence of the solo instrument in the seventeenth century to the present day. In its early history, the cello was a genuine 'bass' violin that came in three sizes and from the thirteenth century was played side by side with viols and later violins. The instrument we know today came into general use by the time the great makers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - such as Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri - brought their craft to perfection and made numerous of the instruments most sought after by today's virtuosi. Many of the earliest known professional cellists were employed as court musicians, but their names have not been widely known. The most familiar names belong to those early cellists who were also composers: Boccherini, Romberg, Piatti and Popper. In more recent times, the great Europeans Becker, Klengel and Salmond led to Feuermann, Piatogorsky, Fournier, Rostropovich, and above all to Casals; and they, in turn, have greatly influenced contemporary musicians such as the late Jacqueline du Pr and the manifold brilliant players from Russia, Japan and the USA. The Great Cellists reveals a splendid range of personalities from the conventional to the eccentric. Included also are the numerous less well-known cellists who were important as founders of the various national 'schools'. Margaret Campbell has interviewed many eminent musicians and had rich access to letters and private documents in her coverage of the last hundred years. Her absorbing book presents to the reader a rich vision of skills and traditions that have been handed down nationally through the generations, and developed internationally since the twentieth century. It is a book for string players, students, concertgoers and CD buffs - indeed, anyone who enjoys the sound of the cello.

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Genre : Music
Author : Margaret Campbell
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2011-05-19
Total Pages : 298 Pages
ISBN : 9780571278015


Kazuo Ishiguro In A Global Context

Kazuo Ishiguro In A Global Context

Bringing together an international group of scholars, this collection offers a fresh assessment of Kazuo Ishiguro’s evolving significance as a contemporary world author. The contributors take on a range of the aesthetic and philosophical themes that characterize Ishiguro’s work, including his exploration of the self, family, and community; his narrative constructions of time and space; and his assessments of the continuous and discontinuous forces of history, art, human psychology, and cultural formations. Significantly, the volume attends to Ishiguro’s own self-identification as an international writer who has at times expressed his uneasiness with being grouped together with British novelists of his generation. Taken together, these rich considerations of Ishiguro’s work attest to his stature as a writer who continues to fascinate cultural and textual critics from around the world.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Cynthia F. Wong
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-09
Total Pages : 178 Pages
ISBN : 9781317109426


Beethoven S Letters

Beethoven S Letters

Published in 1909, this two-volume collection of Beethoven's letters in English translation contains more than a thousand examples.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ludwig van Beethoven
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-11-06
Total Pages : 502 Pages
ISBN : 9781108078450


The Cellist Of Sarajevo

The Cellist Of Sarajevo

This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni’s Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope. Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn’t know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is “Arrow,” the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims. In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steven Galloway
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2009-02-24
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780307371652


Mstislav Rostropovich Cellist Teacher Legend

Mstislav Rostropovich Cellist Teacher Legend

Published to coincide with Rostropovich's 80th birthday celebrations Mstislav Rostropovich, internationally recognised as one of the world's finest cellists and musicians, has always maintained that teaching is an important responsibility for great artists. Before his emigration in 1974 from Russia to the West, Rostropovich taught several generations of the brightest Russian talents - as Professor of the Moscow Conservatoire - over a continuous period of two decades. His students included such artists as Jacqueline du Pr, Nataliyia Gutman, Karine Georgian, Ivan Monighetti and many others Rostropovich's teaching represented not only his individual approach to cello repertoire and instrumental technique, but also comprised a philosophy of life. As soon as he returned from his frequent concert tours, he would launch himself with whirlwind energy into his teaching activities. His lessons, which were conducted as open masterclasses , were awaited eagerly as an event of huge importance. Class 19 of the Moscow Conservatoire, where they were held, was usually packed with students (violinists , conductors and pianists as well as cellists). Often other professors dropped in, as did visiting musicians. The lessons were performances in themselves: Rostropovich - usually seated at the piano - cajoled and inspired his students to give the best of themselves. His comments went far beyond correcting the students in making them understand the essence of the work they were playing. Often this was done through striking imagery, and as such the lessons were addressed to the wider audience present in the classroom as well as to the individual student. Drawing from her own vivid reminiscences and those of ex-students, documents from the Moscow Conservatoire and extensive interviews with Rostropovich himself , Elizabeth Wilson's book sets out to define his teaching, and to recapture the atmosphere of the conservatoire and Moscow's musical life.

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Genre : Music
Author : Elizabeth Wilson
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2011-05-05
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780571261147


The Cambridge Companion To The Cello

The Cambridge Companion To The Cello

This is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the cello.

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Genre : Music
Author : Robin Stowell
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999-06-28
Total Pages : 269 Pages
ISBN : 0521629284


I Know What I Know

I Know What I Know

This chronologically arranged study serves as an insightful guide and helpful overview of jazz composer and performer Charles Mingus's complete body of work.

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Genre : Music
Author : Todd S. Jenkins
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 0275981029