A Cellist's Life

A Cellist's Life

by Colin Hampton
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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 Contains many previously unpublished b&w photographs of Hampton himself and with other musical luminaries.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)

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)

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