A Cellist's Life

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(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 America's first cello clubs, and inspired generations of students. Through his witty, convivial, and candid narratives, you'll also encounter such luminaries as Pablo Casals, Ernest Bloch, Igor Stravinsky,

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(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 America's first cello clubs, and inspired generations of students. Through his witty, convivial, and candid narratives, you'll also encounter such luminaries as Pablo Casals, Ernest Bloch, Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, Bela Bartok, Yehudi Menuhin, and others as never before.

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This volume comprises a distillation of cellist Colin Hampton's reminiscences, taped by him in 1986, in order to provide small windows into his experiences as a musician. Through his narratives, the reader can glimpse a bygone world of classical music and musicians as seen through the eyes of this wise teacher, musical iconoclast, accomplished cellist, and founder of one of America's first cello clubs. Contains many previously unpublished b&w photographs of Hampton himself and with other musical luminaries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890490355
  • Publisher: String Letter Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Backstage Books Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface vi
1 Education of a Musician 1
2 Great Players 19
3 Composers, Critics, and Allies 43
4 Thoughts on Technique 61
5 Teaching and Learning 75
Afterword 87
Appendixes
A Colin Hampton Chronology 89
B Griller Quartet Discography 91
C Colin Hampton's Compositions 93
Index 97
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