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The Resource The adventures of a cello, Carlos Prieto ; translated by Elena C. Murray ; foreword by Álvaro Mutis

The adventures of a cello, Carlos Prieto ; translated by Elena C. Murray ; foreword by Álvaro Mutis

Label
The adventures of a cello
Title
The adventures of a cello
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Prieto ; translated by Elena C. Murray ; foreword by Álvaro Mutis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Music as a great adventure of mind and body: this is what Carlos Prieto gives us in this spirited book."--Carlos Fuentes "Like Rostropovich, Carlos Prieto is a true champion of the cello. A creative artist, scholar, and storyteller, Carlos has been a prolific contributor to the flow of music throughout the western hemisphere, premiering compositions of some of the greatest contemporary composers and helping to nurture and develop an entire generation of Latin America's most talented musicians. I am privileged to know him as a colleague and honored to call him my friend." --Yo-Yo Ma 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 García 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prieto, Carlos
Dewey number
787.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML910
LC item number
.P7513 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Murray, Elena C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cello
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Prieto, Carlos
Label
The adventures of a cello, Carlos Prieto ; translated by Elena C. Murray ; foreword by Álvaro Mutis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Accompanying compact disc contains cello performances
  • Translated from the Spanish
Accompanying material
1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-336), discography (pages [311]-314), and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of violin making. Observations on the origin of violins and cellos ; Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, and the great Italian violin makers -- The adventures of a Stradivari cello from 1720 to the present. The adventures of a Stradivari cello : from Cremona in 1720 to New York in 1979 ; A brief autobiographical note ; Around the world with the Piatti ; My relationship with the music and musicians of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal -- A brief history of music for cello from the time of Stradivari to the present. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ; From Beethoven to the end of the nineteenth century ; The twentieth and twenty-first centuries : the cello comes of age
Control code
63122776
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xv, 350 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780292713222
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2006001346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • UMKC: Music Library with accompanying sound disc inserted in pocket in back of book.
  • MU: Sound disc in pocket.
Other control number
9780292713222
Other physical details
illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The adventures of a cello, Carlos Prieto ; translated by Elena C. Murray ; foreword by Álvaro Mutis
Publication
Note
  • Accompanying compact disc contains cello performances
  • Translated from the Spanish
Accompanying material
1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-336), discography (pages [311]-314), and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of violin making. Observations on the origin of violins and cellos ; Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, and the great Italian violin makers -- The adventures of a Stradivari cello from 1720 to the present. The adventures of a Stradivari cello : from Cremona in 1720 to New York in 1979 ; A brief autobiographical note ; Around the world with the Piatti ; My relationship with the music and musicians of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal -- A brief history of music for cello from the time of Stradivari to the present. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ; From Beethoven to the end of the nineteenth century ; The twentieth and twenty-first centuries : the cello comes of age
Control code
63122776
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xv, 350 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780292713222
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2006001346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • UMKC: Music Library with accompanying sound disc inserted in pocket in back of book.
  • MU: Sound disc in pocket.
Other control number
9780292713222
Other physical details
illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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