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The Cellist of Sarajevo
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Publisher : Vintage Canada
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ISBN 10 : 0307371654
Pages : 272 pages
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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.

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

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The Cellist

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon. Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has

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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

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I Am Cellist

Download or read online I Am Cellist written by Dave Loew, published by Unknown which was released on 2020-12-16. Get I Am Cellist Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Gaspar Cassad

Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the results of seven years of research into

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Grisha

A biography of Russian-American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky with black and white photos illustrations from the Piatigorsky family and the authors collections. This historical narrative traces his life from boyhood in Tsarist Russia to world fame as a great musical artist and his becoming an American citizen. Forward by his son

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Yo Yo Ma

Presents the life and accomplishments of one of the world's finest cello players.

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The Cellist

Download or read online The Cellist written by Daniel Silva, published by Unknown which was released on 2021-07-08. Get The Cellist Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Guilhermina Suggia  Cellist

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

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The Cellist s Notebook

The Cellist's Notebook is a charming, life-affirming tale of discovery surrounding an old family mystery. A young girl's curiosity, her love of a little melody and the beauty of a cello evokes memories long forgotten. Set in the present day, ten-year-old Emily Peters is spending the summer with her Nana

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Cellist

Download or read online Cellist written by Gregor Piatigorsky, published by Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday which was released on 1965. Get Cellist Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Rostropovich

A comprehensive biography of the late cellist brings together personal anecdotes and important insights into the larger-than-life musician, detailing his accomplished musicianship, skill as a teacher, and the courage and integrity he exhibited during his conflicts with the Soviet regime.

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Topless Cellist

The first book to explore the extraordinary career of musician and performance artist Charlotte Moorman, whose work combined classical rigor, avant-garde experiment, and madcap daring.

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Cellist in Exile

The cellist in exile is, of course Pablo Casals, one of the noble figures of the century, who is aptly described here by Bernard Taper as "that rarity-an artist with a sense of commitment to humanity." The book is informal, deeply personal and permeated with Mr. Taper's own wonder and

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A Cellist s Life

(String Letter Publishing). One of the 20th century's most distinguished cellists, Colin Hampton is your guide to a bygone world of classical music and musicians. Wise teacher, musical iconoclast, and nonpareil cellist of the illustrious Griller Quartet, Hampton helped to redefine the standards of contemporary chamber music, founded one of

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