The adventures of a cello
- Carlos Prieto ; translated by Elena C. Murray ; foreword by Álvaro Mutis.
- Uniform Title
- Aventuras de un violonchelo. English
- Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006.
- Physical description
- xv, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
- "Some principal works for cello from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (excluding Ibero-America)": p. -295.
- "Some principal works for cello from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Spain, Portugal, and Latin America)": p. -310.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -336), discography (p. -314), and index.
- Foreword. The Adventures of a Cello and the Stories and Memories of Its Happy Owner - Alvaro Mutis Introduction. The Origin and Purpose of This Book Part One. A Brief History of Violin Making 1. Observations on the Origin of Violins and Cellos-- 2. Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu, and the Great Italian Violin Makers Part Two. The Adventures of a Stradivari Cello from 1720 to the Present 3. The Adventures of a Stradivari Cello: From Cremona in 1720 to New York in 1979-- 4. A Brief Autobiographical Note-- 5. Around the World with the Piatti-- 6. My Relationship with the Music and Musicians of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal Part Three. A Brief History of Music for Cello from the Time of Stradivari to the Present 7. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries-- 8. From Beethoven to the End of the Nineteenth Century-- 9. The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries: The Cello Comes of Age.
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- Publisher's Summary
- In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted an exquisite work of art - a cello known as the Piatti. Over the next three centuries of its life, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain, Ireland, England, Italy, Germany, and the United States. The Piatti filled sacred spaces, such as the Santa Cueva de Cadiz, with its incomparable voice. It also spent time in more profane places, including New York City bars, where it served as a guarantee for unpaid liquor tabs. The Piatti narrowly escaped Nazi Germany in 1935 and was once even left lying in the street all night. In 1978, the Piatti became the musical soul mate of world-renowned cellist Carlos Prieto, with whom it has given concerts around the world. In this delightful book, Mr. Prieto recounts the adventurous life of his beloved 'Cello Prieto, ' tracing its history through each of its previous owners from Stradivari in 1720 to himself.He then describes his noteworthy experiences of playing the Piatti cello, with which he has premiered some eighty compositions. In this part of their mutual story, Prieto gives a concise summary of his own remarkable career and his relationships with many illustrious personalities, including Igor Stravinsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. To make the story of his cello complete, Mr. Prieto also provides a brief history of violin making and a succinct review of cello music from Stradivari to the present. He highlights the work of composers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, for whose music he has long been an advocate and principal performer. Thus, "The Adventures of a Cello" offers not only the first biography of a musical instrument but also an inviting overview of cello music and its preeminent composers and performers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292713222 20160528
- Supplemental links
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Publisher list of works performed and additional performers on accompanying sound disc
- Included Work
- Prieto, Carlos, 1937- From Bach to Piazzolla.
- Publication date
- Accompanying sound disc entitled: From Bach to Piazzolla (Carlos Prieto, violoncello).
- Music Library copy 1: Book and sound disc shelved separately as ML910 .P7513 2006 and MCD 11787 respectively.
- 9780292713222 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0292713223 (cloth : alk. paper)
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