The Adventures of a Cello: Revised Edition, with a New Epilogue

The Adventures of a Cello: Revised Edition, with a New Epilogue

Carlos Prieto


In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted a good looking paintings of art—a cello referred to as the Piatti. Over the subsequent 3 centuries of its existence, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain, eire, England, Italy, Germany, and the us. In 1978, the Piatti grew to become the musical soul mate of world-renowned cellist Carlos Prieto, with whom it has given concert events round the world.

In this pleasant booklet, Mr. Prieto recounts the adventurous lifetime of his loved "Cello Prieto," tracing its historical past via every one of its prior vendors from Stradivari in 1720 to himself. He then describes his noteworthy reports of enjoying the Piatti cello, with which he has premiered a few 80 compositions. during this a part of their mutual tale, Prieto provides a concise precis of his personal striking profession and his relationships with many illustrious personalities, together with Igor Stravinsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriel García Márquez. a brand new epilogue, during which he describes contemporary live performance excursions in Moscow, Siberia, and China and briefer visits to South Korea, Taiwan, and Venezuela, in addition to fresh recitals with Yo-Yo Ma, brings the tale as much as 2009.

To make the tale of his cello whole, Mr. Prieto additionally presents a quick historical past of violin making and a succinct evaluation of cello track from Stradivari to the current. He highlights the paintings of composers from Latin the United States, Spain, and Portugal, for whose song he has lengthy been an recommend and imperative performer.

The print version of this ebook features a CD of fourteen recordings by means of Carlos Prieto, together with works through J. S. Bach, Dmitry Shostakovich, Astor Piazzolla, and Eugenio Toussaint.

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