Aldo Parisot, the cellist : the importance of the circle
- by Susan Hawkshaw.
- Hillsdale, NY : Pendragon Press, 2019.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xii, 186 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Lives in music series ; no. 15.
- Hawkshaw, Susan (Musicologist), author.
- Conquering Brazil : mangoes, cantadores, and the importance of solfáege
- Establishing himself in the United States : Yale, Hindemith, and winning the Koussevitzky Prize
- Realizing a dream : an international solo career
- Entr'acte: Parisot as painter : the importance of the circle : spectrum of color in art and music
- Extraordinary performances : the Parisonatina and others : the Alaska trip : a beaver coat for the cello
- Extraordinary performances : the most difficult cello concerto : continuing to champion contemporary music
- A journey : the Polish tour
- In a spirit of generosity : cello festivals in Brazil's Nordeste and Brazil's "Switzerland"
- Photo album
- The Yale cellos : a sound of clarity and beautiful resonance
- A journey to China after the Cultural Revolution
- Parisot as master teacher : festivals, master classes, competitions
- Appendices. Composer descriptions of works dedicated to Parisot ; Additional material on festivals, competitions, and conservatories ; Interviews with colleagues (former students) ; Parisot's "keynote address" at commencement at the Harid Conservatory, May 1994 ; Aldo Parisot, awards.
This book presents the story of renowned cellist Aldo Parisot, who started his career in his native Brazil and then emigrated to the U.S., establishing himself as a major soloist worldwide. His colleague and friend Janos Starker has described Mr. Parisot as "a top-notch performer" and "the best cello teacher of his time." Parisot expanded the cello repertoire by commissioning contemporary composers, including the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as numerous American composers. He has, in addition, discovered and revived older music for the instrument. He has been responsible, as in the case of the Parisonatina by Donald Martino, so named in honor of Parisot, for shaping the music together with the composer. The book also considers his groundbreaking work with the cello ensemble at Yale and at festivals around the globe. Parisot's life is interesting not only as the story of an extraordinary performer but also as a human story about overcoming hardship. His personality is colorful, and he is a compelling visual artist as well as an exciting musician. SUSAN HAWKSHAW is on the faculty at Albertus Magnus College and at the University of New Haven, both in New Haven, CT.
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- Publication date
- Lives in music ; no. 15
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Feb 2019).
- 9781576473313 (ebook)
- 9781576473092 (hardback)