Overview

This collection of interviews sparkles with the individual personalities of some of this century's most gifted cellists. With voices as unique as their instruments', these musicians reveal the facets and textures of their professional and personal lives. From the intrepid Bion Tsang to the dynamic Kenneth Slowik and the charming Yo-Yo Ma, these artists and many others discuss what it's like to be a soloist, member of an ensemble, composer, mentor, musical activist and recording artist. How they began, what ...
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21st-Century Cellists

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Overview

This collection of interviews sparkles with the individual personalities of some of this century's most gifted cellists. With voices as unique as their instruments', these musicians reveal the facets and textures of their professional and personal lives. From the intrepid Bion Tsang to the dynamic Kenneth Slowik and the charming Yo-Yo Ma, these artists and many others discuss what it's like to be a soloist, member of an ensemble, composer, mentor, musical activist and recording artist. How they began, what cultural and historical forces shaped them, how they practice, and what they aspire to - this and more are illuminated in this fascinating volume. Artists include: David Finckel, Ralph Kirshbaum, Laurence Lesser, Yo-Yo Ma, Kermit Moore, Carlos Prieto, Hai-Ye Ni, Kenneth Slowik, Bion Tsang, Jian Wang and Peter Wispelwey
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012803849
  • Publisher: String Letter Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

RICHARD DYER has been the classical music critic of The Boston Globe for 25 years. He has written about music in program notes for the Boston Symphony and the Metropolitan Opera, in liner notes for numerous LPs and CDs, and in magazines, newspapers, The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and Musicians, and The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia. He was twice a winner of the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for distinguished music criticism.
EDITH EISLER is a violinist, violist, and teacher in New York. She is a corresponding editor for Strings magazine and has been writing for the publication since its inception in 1986. She began studying violin at the age of six in her native Vienna and later studied in Prague, with Max Rostal in London, and with Joseph Fuchs at the Juilliard School in New York. She performed solo and chamber music in Europe and North America and, for 11 years, ran Music among Friends, a series of house concerts performed by New York–based professionals. Of her reviews and profiles of musicians, she says, “Having been on the other side of the footlights most of my life gives me a certain perspective.” She also contributes to Stagebill and Chamber Music, and reviews CDs and books for Amazon.com.
JOHN LEHMANN-HAUPT a New York–based guitarist and writer, has been playing music since he was five years old. Known equally for his arrangements of popular and traditional songs and for his classical interpretations, he has released recordings on the Physical World and AIG labels. His 12-year engagement at Windows on the World (atop the World Trade Center) was cited by the New York Times.
ANDREW PALMER a foreign correspondent for Strings magazine, lives in Nottingham, England, where he combines dual careers as a freelance writer and a photographer. His work has also appeared on national radio (BBC Radio Three) and the international music press, including Gramophone, Soundscapes (Australia), The Flutist Quarterly, and Double Reed News. He is the author of Divas: In Their Own Words (The Vernon Press, 2000) and coauthor of Kyra Vayne’s autobiography, A Voice Reborn (Arcadia Books, 1999).
TIMOTHY PFAFF is the former editor of Piano & Keyboard magazine, music critic for the San Francisco Examiner and other U.S. newspapers and magazines, and West Coast correspondent for London’s Financial Times.
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