The Bach Cello Suites

The Bach Cello Suites
Author: Steven Isserlis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 0571366260
ISBN 13: 9780571366262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bach Cello Suites Book Review:

A unique Companion to J S Bach's iconic Cello Suites from internationally-renowned cellist Steven Isserlis. 'Isserlis is the master of the material, yet always able to make it accessible . . . It is an absolute treat to be led to this sublime music by such an ethusiastic expert.' MICHAEL PALIN 'The book I've always wanted: an accessible, eloquent guide to the world's greatest - and maybe most elusive - pieces of music. And written by the man I'd want to tell me about it. This is such a delight.' DERREN BROWN Bach's six Cello Suites are among the most cherished of all the works in the classical music literature. Shrouded in mystery - they were largely unknown for some two hundred years after their composition - they have acquired a magical aura which continues to attract and fascinate audiences the world over. To cellists they represent a musical bible, to listeners, scarcely less. Through what are on the surface simple dance suites, Bach takes us on a spiritual journey like no other, leading us from joy to tragedy, concluding in jubilation, even triumph. Award-winning international cellist Steven Isserlis, whose recent recording of the Suites met with the highest critical acclaim, goes deep into that emotional journey, bringing to bear all his many years' experience of performing the Suites. His book is intended as a rewarding companion for all music lovers, ranging from the casual listener to the performing musician. By offering his own very personal observations of the music, Isserlis's aim is to take the reader further into the world of the Suites in order to enhance the experience of hearing some of the greatest works ever composed. Praise for Steven Isserlis' BACH: THE CELLO SUITES 'The most wonderful cello-playing, surely among the most consistently beautiful to have been heard in this demanding music.' GRAMOPHONE 'Isserlis has done the impossible. He has given the listener something new, and indeed something outstandingly good . . . This recording can sit proudly on the shelf alongside the great recordings of Casals and Rostropovich. In fact, I may find myself picking it up as the favourite.' BBC RADIO 3

Lev s Violin

Lev s Violin
Author: Helena Attlee
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0241402565
ISBN 13: 9780241402566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lev s Violin Book Review:

*A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* 'Utterly enthralling - a beautifully-written voyage of discovery that takes us deep into the heart of music-making' Deborah Moggach From the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry and the stories contained within its delicate wooden body, she sets out for Cremona, birthplace of the Italian violin. This is the beginning of a beguiling journey whose end she could never have anticipated. Making its way from dusty workshops, through Alpine forests, cool Venetian churches, glittering Florentine courts, and far-flung Russian flea markets, Lev's Violin takes us from the heart of Italian culture to its very furthest reaches. Its story of luthiers and scientists, princes and orphans, musicians, composers, travellers and raconteurs swells to a poignant meditation on the power of objects, stories and music to shape individual lives and to craft entire cultures.

The Strad

The Strad
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CHI:098575471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Strad

The Strad
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015022305554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gone

Gone
Author: Min Kym
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0451496078
ISBN 13: 9780451496072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone Book Review:

At seven years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School of Music. At eleven she won her first international prize. And at twenty-one, she found "the one," the violin that would transform her life: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career soared. She recorded the Brahms concerto and a world tour was planned.

The Double Bass Book

The Double Bass Book
Author: Jonas Lohse
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9783982260211
ISBN 13: 3982260213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Lives of Isaac Stern

The Lives of Isaac Stern
Author: David Schoenbaum
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0393634620
ISBN 13: 9780393634624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Isaac Stern Book Review:

A centennial celebration of the career and legacy of the first made-in-America violin virtuoso and one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. No single American could personify what Henry Luce called the American Century. But over his eighty-one years, Isaac Stern came closer than most. Russian-Jewish parents brought him to San Francisco at ten months; practice and talent got him to Carnegie Hall, critical acclaim, and the attention of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok at twenty-five. As America came of age, so too did Stern. He would go on to make music on five continents, records in formats from 78 rpm to digital, and friends as different as Frank Sinatra and Sir Isaiah Berlin. An unofficial cultural ambassador for Cold War America, he toured the world from Tokyo to Tehran and Tbilisi. He also shaped public policy from New York and Washington to Jerusalem and Shanghai. His passion for developing young talents—including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Midori—led him to loan instruments to needy players, broker gigs for Soviet émigrés, and reply in person to inquiring fifth-graders. As the first historian to mine his papers at the Library of Congress, David Schoenbaum traces Stern’s sixty-year career from his formative years in San Francisco to concurrent careers as an activist, public citizen, chairman, and cultural leader in the Jewish community. Wide-ranging yet intimate, The Lives of Isaac Stern is a portrait of an artist and statesman who began as an American dreamer and left a lasting inheritance to his art, profession, and the world.

The King of Violins

The King of Violins
Author: M.G. Crisci,Cheng Ken Chi, Ph.D.
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1456635069
ISBN 13: 9781456635060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King of Violins Book Review:

HOW CHINA'S MOST CELEBRATED VIOLIN PRODIGY BECAME AN ENEMY OF STATE. The King of Violins is the heartbreaking story of China's most celebrated violin prodigy, Ma Sicong, who composed his first concerto at the age of 12. During his career, this gentle, dignified man composed 57 of the world's best-known symphonies and concertos and performed in front of hundreds of sold-out audiences across the globe. Chairman Mao Zedong declared Ma Sicong "a national treasure" and nicknamed him The King of Violins. Soon, Chairman Mao's brutal Cultural Revolution distorted the truth of Ma's life and work. He is forced to wear a dunce cap, and is publicly humiliated and physically abused by cadres of Red Guards as "a vile product of bourgeois thinking." Ma and his family make a breath-taking escape in the darkness to America. After Chairman Mao died in 1976, the real circumstances of Ma's poignant, bittersweet life were buried in the pages of history by an embarrassed Chinese government. Eleven years later, Ma died at the age of 76 in Philadelphia. The King of Violins, written in cooperation with all of Ma's remaining family members, and is the first politically balanced life story about this generous, conflicted musical genius. (Contains 89 rare vintage photographs).

I Am Cellist

I Am Cellist
Author: Dave Loew
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781922527257
ISBN 13: 1922527254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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House of Music

House of Music
Author: Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1786078457
ISBN 13: 9781786078452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Music Book Review:

WINNER OF THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY STORYTELLING AWARD 2021 ‘Riveting, taking in prejudice as well as sacrifice. There are 4.30am starts, lost instruments, fractured wrists, all captured with vivid flourishes. A paean to camaraderie.’ Observer Seven brothers and sisters. All of them classically trained musicians. One was Young Musician of the Year and performed for the royal family. The eldest has released her first album, showcasing the works of Clara Schumann. These siblings don’t come from the rarefied environment of elite music schools, but from a state comprehensive in Nottingham. How did they do it? Their mother, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, opens up about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. What comes out is a beautiful and heartrending memoir of the power of determination, camaraderie and a lot of hard work. The Kanneh-Masons are a remarkable family. But what truly sparkles in this eloquent memoir is the joyous affirmation that children are a gift and we must do all we can to nurture them.

Romantic Violin Performing Practices

Romantic Violin Performing Practices
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1783275278
ISBN 13: 9781783275274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romantic Violin Performing Practices Book Review:

What are the key topics that define Romantic violin playing?

The Missing Strad

The Missing Strad
Author: Gerald Gaul
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-10-20
ISBN 10: 1039108210
ISBN 13: 9781039108219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Strad Book Review:

Pay attention to that violin you used in high school. Look closely at the next violin you see at a garage sale. It might be worth millions of dollars. The greatest violin ever made is not in a museum. It might be in your violin case because it was involved in a perfect forgery more than a century ago. No one noticed when the criminal got rid of the evidence by passing it on to an unsuspecting customer. A witness is now ready to tell you the truth from beyond the grave, but only if you read the story of his famous father, the diseased and demonically possessed Niccolò Paganini. Enter a world of murders, madness, creepy love affairs, strange historical objects, awkward musical performances, extremely valuable animal intestines, large quantities of gold . . . and a homeless decaying corpse.

The Strum Bowing Method

The Strum Bowing Method
Author: Tracy Scott Silverman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 9781732326606
ISBN 13: 1732326606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strum Bowing Method Book Review:

Instructional method book teaching contemporary string instrument rhythmic bow techniques such as Chopping, Ghosting and beyond.

From the Leader s Chair

From the Leader s Chair
Author: Kenneth Sillito
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781528904858
ISBN 13: 1528904850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Leader s Chair Book Review:

Kenneth Sillito is internationally recognised as one of Britain's most distinguished musicians. Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he studied with David Martin at the Royal Academy of Music, and in Rome with Remy Principe. His first major appointment was as associate leader of the newly created English Chamber Orchestra in 1960. He was subsequently appointed leader and remained with the orchestra until 1973, during which time he established a worldwide reputation as both director and soloist. In 1967, he founded the Gabrieli String Quartet, which swiftly established itself as one of this country's leading chamber ensembles. With the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which he joined in l980, Kenneth led and directed innumerable distinguished recordings and performances until his retirement in 2012. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy in 1971 and awarded the highly prestigious Cobbett Medal in 2017 by The Worshipful Company of Musicians for his services to chamber music.

Violins and Hope

Violins and Hope
Author: DANIEL. WELSER-MOEST LEVIN (FRANZ.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781938086861
ISBN 13: 1938086864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violins and Hope Book Review:

This book chronicles the story of how violins from the Holocaust now sing in symphony halls.

Selected Violin Solos and how to Play Them

Selected Violin Solos and how to Play Them
Author: Basil Althaus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1911
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556012975850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Strad Directory

The Strad Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X006161713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Guilhermina Suggia Cellist

Guilhermina Suggia  Cellist
Author: Anita Mercier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351564765
ISBN 13: 9781351564762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilhermina Suggia Cellist Book Review:

Born in 1885 in Porto, Portugal, to a middle-class musical family, Guilhermina Suggia began playing cello at the age of five. A child prodigy, she was already a seasoned performer when she won a scholarship to study with Julius Klengel in Leipzig at the age of sixteen. Suggia lived in Paris with fellow cellist Pablo Casals for several years before World War I, in a professional and personal partnership that was as stormy as it was unconventional. When they separated Suggia moved to London, where she built a spectacularly successful solo career. Suggia's virtuosity and musicianship, along with the magnificent style and stage presence famously captured in Augustus John's portrait, made her one of the most sought-after concert artists of her day. In 1927 she married Dr Josasimiro Carteado Mena and settled down to a comfortable life divided between Portugal and England. Throughout the 1930s, Suggia remained one of the most respected musicians in Europe. She partnered on stage with many famous instrumentalists and conductors and completed numerous BBC broadcasts. The war years kept her at home in Portugal, where she focused on teaching, but she returned to England directly after the war and resumed performing. When Suggia died in 1950, her will provided for the establishment of several scholarship funds for young cellists, including England's prestigious Suggia Gift. Mercier's study of Suggia's letters and other writings reveal an intelligent, warm and generous character; an artist who was enormously dedicated, knowledgeable and self-disciplined. Suggia was one of the first women to make a career of playing the cello at a time when prejudice against women playing this traditionally 'masculine' instrument was still strong. A role model for many other musicians, she was herself a fearless pioneer.

The Integrated Violinist

The Integrated Violinist
Author: Herbert Whone
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1976-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780575021488
ISBN 13: 0575021489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz

The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz
Author: Dario Sarlo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317021649
ISBN 13: 9781317021643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz Book Review:

The violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) is considered among the most influential performers in history and still maintains a strong following among violinists around the world. Dario Sarlo contributes significantly to the growing field of analytical research into recordings and the history of performance style. Focussing on Heifetz and his under-acknowledged but extensive performing relationship with the Bach solo violin works (BWV 1001-1006), Sarlo examines one of the most successful performing musicians of the twentieth century along with some of the most frequently performed works of the violin literature. The book proposes a comprehensive method for analysing and interpreting the legacies of prominent historical performers in the wider context of their particular performance traditions. The study outlines this research framework and addresses how it can be transferred to related studies of other performers. By building up a comprehensive understanding of multiple individual performance styles, it will become possible to gain deeper insight into how performance style develops over time. The investigation is based upon eighteen months of archival research in the Library of Congress’s extensive Jascha Heifetz Collection. It draws on numerous methods to examine what and how Heifetz played, why he played that way, and how that way of playing compares to other performers. The book offers much insight into the ’music industry’ between 1915 and 1975, including touring, programming, audiences, popular and professional reception and recording. The study concludes with a discussion of Heifetz’s unique performer profile in the context of violin performance history.