Guilhermina Suggia Cellist

Guilhermina Suggia  Cellist
Author: Anita Mercier
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781351564755
Available:
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Born in 1885 in Porto, Portugal, to a middle-class musical family, Guilhermina Suggia began playing cello at the age of five. A child prodigy, she was already a seasoned performer when she won a scholarship to study with Julius Klengel in Leipzig at the age of sixteen. Suggia lived in Paris with fellow cellist Pablo Casals for several years before World War I, in a professional and personal partnership that was as stormy as it was unconventional. When they separated Suggia moved to London, where she built a spectacularly successful solo career. Suggia's virtuosity and musicianship, along with the magnificent style and stage presence famously captured in Augustus John's portrait, made her one of the most sought-after concert artists of her day. In 1927 she married Dr Jos?asimiro Carteado Mena and settled down to a comfortable life divided between Portugal and England. Throughout the 1930s, Suggia remained one of the most respected musicians in Europe. She partnered on stage with many famous instrumentalists and conductors and completed numerous BBC broadcasts. The war years kept her at home in Portugal, where she focused on teaching, but she returned to England directly after the war and resumed performing. When Suggia died in 1950, her will provided for the establishment of several scholarship funds for young cellists, including England's prestigious Suggia Gift. Mercier's study of Suggia's letters and other writings reveal an intelligent, warm and generous character; an artist who was enormously dedicated, knowledgeable and self-disciplined. Suggia was one of the first women to make a career of playing the cello at a time when prejudice against women playing this traditionally 'masculine' instrument was still strong. A role model for many other musicians, she was herself a fearless pioneer.

Guilhermina Suggia Cellist

Guilhermina Suggia  Cellist
Author: Anita Mercier
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781351564762
Available:
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Born in 1885 in Porto, Portugal, to a middle-class musical family, Guilhermina Suggia began playing cello at the age of five. A child prodigy, she was already a seasoned performer when she won a scholarship to study with Julius Klengel in Leipzig at the age of sixteen. Suggia lived in Paris with fellow cellist Pablo Casals for several years before World War I, in a professional and personal partnership that was as stormy as it was unconventional. When they separated Suggia moved to London, where she built a spectacularly successful solo career. Suggia's virtuosity and musicianship, along with the magnificent style and stage presence famously captured in Augustus John's portrait, made her one of the most sought-after concert artists of her day. In 1927 she married Dr Josasimiro Carteado Mena and settled down to a comfortable life divided between Portugal and England. Throughout the 1930s, Suggia remained one of the most respected musicians in Europe. She partnered on stage with many famous instrumentalists and conductors and completed numerous BBC broadcasts. The war years kept her at home in Portugal, where she focused on teaching, but she returned to England directly after the war and resumed performing. When Suggia died in 1950, her will provided for the establishment of several scholarship funds for young cellists, including England's prestigious Suggia Gift. Mercier's study of Suggia's letters and other writings reveal an intelligent, warm and generous character; an artist who was enormously dedicated, knowledgeable and self-disciplined. Suggia was one of the first women to make a career of playing the cello at a time when prejudice against women playing this traditionally 'masculine' instrument was still strong. A role model for many other musicians, she was herself a fearless pioneer.

Guilhermina Suggia or the luxuriant violoncello

Guilhermina Suggia or the luxuriant violoncello
Author: Fátima Pombo
Pages: 401
ISBN: 9729194548
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The TRIPTYCH Book 2 the Artist

The TRIPTYCH   Book 2   the Artist
Author: M. G. da Mota
Pages: 197
ISBN: 1092348778
Available:
Release: 2019-04-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine a triptych - three panels - three books. The first depicts a French aristocrat in 18th Century clothes burying a cello and a painting. The second a glamorous woman with hair in the 1920s' style, wearing a stunning red gown and playing a cello with her eyes closed. The third a frightened girl running, carrying a bundle in her arms. Connecting them all three brothers and two women in the present time.The three brothers:*Antero Reeve, an architect, working in the Loire Valley, France, creating a renaissance style chateau out of the ruins of an old one;*Armando Reeve, a musicologist, newly moved to the village of Steyning in Sussex, England, and researching the life of a great Portuguese cellist - Guilhermina Suggia - intending to write a book about her;*Anselmo Reeve, a photographer, living in Munich, Germany, inherited his photography studio from his partner after he was killed photographing the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The two women:*Ellen Matthews, a cello teacher/tutor, living in Steyning, Armando's neighbour, had a son at sixteen - Andrew - who is now thirty and an acclaimed opera/classical music conductor;*Amira Denning-Deschamps, a business woman, unusually beautiful, widow, inherited her husband's fortune and business empire after his death, also had a son at 16 - Guillaume - who is now thirty and runs the empire with her.In Book 2 - The Artist - Armando is researching Portuguese cellist Guilhermina Suggia ( ) to write a book about her. He stumbles across some mysterious aspects in Suggia's life, a great artist and an unconventional woman. Did she have an illegitimate daughter that she kept secret? And what about his neighbour Ellen Matthews? A talented cellist herself but with an aura of mystery around her. Was Ellen's grandmother really Suggia's daughter? Is Ellen hiding something? Follow the fascinating story of two unusual, amazing women.

Amaryllis Fleming

Amaryllis Fleming
Author: Fergus Fleming
Pages: 293
ISBN: UOM:39015032930458
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amaryllis Fleming was born in secret on 10 December 1925 and grew up believing herself to be the adopted daughter of Eve Fleming, the widowed mother of the writers Peter and Ian. It came as a profound shock when, at the age of 23, she learned that Eve was her real mother, that she did after all have a father, and that he was Augustus John. differing family backgrounds. Amaryllis became particularly close to Ian Fleming and makes an appearance in his story The Living Daylights, in which James Bond is captivated by a girl cellist. scholarship to the Royal College of Music in 1943 and went on to study with Pierre Fournier, Guilhermina Suggia and Pablo Casals. She rose to become England's leading solo cellist of the 1950s, making her debut in a 1953 Promenade Concert with Sir John Barbarolli. She has since become renowned for her performances of Bach's Cella Suites, playing the sixth Suite on the instrument it was written for, the rare five-string cello. Her beauty and Celtic temperament ensured that her emotional life would be as dramatic as her professional. performing.

The TRIPTYCH Book 1 the Cello

The TRIPTYCH   Book 1   the Cello
Author: M. G. da Mota
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1091563918
Available:
Release: 2019-04-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine a triptych - three panels - three books. The first depicts a French aristocrat in 18th Century clothes burying a cello and a painting. The second a glamorous woman with hair in the 1920s' style, wearing a stunning red gown and playing a cello with her eyes closed. The third a frightened girl running, carrying a bundle in her arms. Connecting them all three brothers and two women in the present time. The three brothers: Antero Reeve, an architect, working in the Loire Valley, France, Armando Reeve, a musicologist, newly moved to the village of Steyning in Sussex, England, and researching the life of a great Portuguese cellist - Guilhermina Suggia - intending to write a book about her; Anselmo Reeve, a photographer, living in Munich, Germany. The two women: Ellen Matthews, a cello teacher/tutor, living in Steyning, Armando's neighbour, had a son at sixteen - Andrew - who is now thirty and an acclaimed opera/classical music conductor; Amira Denning-Deschamps, a business woman, unusually beautiful, widow, inherited her husband's fortune and business empire after his death, also had a son at 16 - Guillaume - who is now thirty and runs the empire with her. In Book 1 of The Triptych, entitled The Cello, a lost Stradivarius cello is found buried under the ruins of a Loire Valley Chateau in France. Who did it belong to? Why was it buried? The suspenseful mystery slowly unfolds and brings a tragic, fascinating story to life.

The TRIPTYCH Book 3 the Shadow

The TRIPTYCH   Book 3   the Shadow
Author: M. G. da Mota
Pages: 135
ISBN: 1092350705
Available:
Release: 2019-04-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine a triptych - three panels - three books. The first depicts a French aristocrat in 18th Century clothes burying a cello and a painting. The second a glamorous woman with hair in the 1920s' style, wearing a stunning red gown and playing a cello with her eyes closed. The third a frightened girl running, carrying a bundle in her arms. Connecting them all three brothers and two women in the present time. The three brothers: Antero Reeve, an architect, working in the Loire Valley, France, creating a renaissance style chateau out of the ruins of an old one; Armando Reeve, a musicologist, newly moved to the village of Steyning in Sussex, England, and researching the life of a great Portuguese cellist - Guilhermina Suggia - intending to write a book about her; Anselmo Reeve, a photographer, living in Munich, Germany, inherited his photography studio from his partner after he was killed photographing the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The two women: Ellen Matthews, a cello teacher/tutor, living in Steyning, Armando's neighbour, had a son at sixteen - Andrew - who is now thirty and an acclaimed opera/classical music conductor; Amira Denning-Deschamps, a business woman, unusually beautiful, widow, inherited her husband's fortune and business empire after his death, also had a son at 16 - Guillaume - who is now thirty and runs the empire with her.In Book 3 - The Shadow - Armando and his brother Anselmo begin to put together the pieces of the puzzle that is Ellen Matthews. Is she really who she says she is? And if not who is she really? Did she change her identity and if so, why? The intriguing stories of The Triptych come together in a suspenseful and ultimately rewarding finale.

Intuition

Intuition
Author: C. J. Omololu
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780802734648
Available:
Release: 2013-06-18
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Cole begins to accept her new life as Akhet, every new vision from her past lives helps explain more about who she is in this life.Her love for Griffon grows as quickly as her Akhet abilities, while Cole learns to recognize other Akhet around her, including Drew, a young millionaire who reveals a startling connection-he was Cole's true love in Elizabethan England. But Drew's intense desire to restore their past relationship alienates Griffon. Now Cole is caught between the person she was in the 15th century and the person she is now, as she searches for her own special role in the Akhet's worldwide plan. With more epic romance and adventure, Intuition brings readers further into this fascinating world where reincarnation changes all the rules for life and love.

Portugal

Portugal
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015069823600
Available:
Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites
Author: Eric Siblin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0802197973
Available:
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning journey through Johann Sebastian Bach’s six cello suites and the brilliant musician who revealed their lasting genius. One fateful evening, journalist and pop-music critic Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites—an experience that set him on an epic quest to uncover the mysterious history of the entrancing compositions and their miraculous reemergence nearly two hundred years later. In pursuit of his musicological obsession, Siblin would unravel three centuries of intrigue, politics, and passion. Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic narratives: the disappearance of Bach’s manuscript in the eighteenth century, Pablo Casals’s discovery and popularization of the music in Spain in the late nineteenth century, and Siblin’s infatuation with the suites in the present day. The search led Siblin to Barcelona, where Casals, just thirteen and in possession of his first cello, roamed the backstreets with his father in search of sheet music and found Bach’s lost suites tucked in a dark corner of a store. Casals played them every day for twelve years before finally performing them in public. Siblin sheds new light on the mysteries that continue to haunt this music more than 250 years after its composer’s death: Why did Bach compose the suites for the cello, then considered a lowly instrument? What happened to the original manuscript? A seamless blend of biography and music history, The Cello Suites is a true-life journey of discovery, fueled by the power of these musical masterpieces. “The ironies of artistic genius and public taste are subtly explored in this winding, entertaining tale of a musical masterpiece.” —Publishers Weekly “Siblin’s writing is most inspired when describing the life of Casals, showing a genuine affection for the cellist, who . . . used his instrument and the suites as weapons of protest and pleas for peace.” —Booklist, starred review

Cello Practice Cello Performance

Cello Practice  Cello Performance
Author: Miranda Wilson
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781442246782
Available:
Release: 2015-05-27
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it mean to perform expressively on the cello? In Cello Practice, Cello Performance, professor Miranda Wilson teaches that effectiveness on the concert stage or in an audition reflects the intensity, efficiency, and organization of your practice. Far from being a mysterious gift randomly bestowed on a lucky few, successful cello performance is, in fact, a learnable skill that any player can master. Most other instructional works for cellists address techniques for each hand individually, as if their movements were independent. In Cello Practice, Cello Performance, Wilson demonstrates that the movements of the hands are vitally interdependent, supporting and empowering one another in any technical action. Original exercises in the fundamentals of cello playing include cross-lateral exercises, mindful breathing, and one of the most detailed discussions of intonation in the cello literature. Wilson translates this practice-room success to the concert hall through chapters on performance-focused practice, performance anxiety, and common interpretive challenges of cello playing. This book is a resource for all advanced cellists—college-bound high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and professional performers—and teaches them how to be their own best teachers.

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments
Author: Voichita Bucur
Pages: 975
ISBN: 9783319320809
Available:
Release: 2016-08-29
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra – violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species’ properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a ‘secret ingredient’ used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra

Jacqueline Du Pr

Jacqueline Du Pr
Author: Elizabeth Wilson
Pages: 466
ISBN: 155970490X
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Arcade Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the life, genius, and musical impact of one of the best loved classical musicians of the twentieth century

Cello Story

Cello Story
Author: Dimitry Markevitch,Florence W. Seder
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781457402371
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Release: 1999-11-27
Editor: Alfred Music
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Translated from the French by Florence W. Seder, Dimitry Markevitch concludes his preface, or Prelude as he calls it: "History, fact and personal anecdote blend here to provide a complete story of the instrument. May this book entertain you, help you to know the cello to the fullest, and lead you to love it as I do." Reading the book confirms that he has amply accomplished his aims. His qualifications for doing so are of the highest. Markevitch is a performer of considerable note and a teacher at both the Ecole Normale de Musique and Conservatoire Serge Rachmaninoff in Paris. He also has a keen interest in musicology and has edited many works for publication. The book is divided into three parts: "The Instrument," tracing the history of the cello and cello bow from earliest times, "The Performers," anecdotes of historical cellists plus a long section on Markevitch's friend Piatigorsky, and "Great Moments for the Cello," development of cello repertoire.

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello
Author: Robin Stowell,Jonathan Cross
Pages: 269
ISBN: 0521629284
Available:
Release: 1999-06-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the cello.

The Great Cellists

The Great Cellists
Author: Margaret Campbell
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780571278015
Available:
Release: 2011-05-19
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Great Cellists is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the lives and work of the cello's great performers and teachers, from the emergence of the solo instrument in the seventeenth century to the present day. In its early history, the cello was a genuine 'bass' violin that came in three sizes and from the thirteenth century was played side by side with viols and later violins. The instrument we know today came into general use by the time the great makers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - such as Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri - brought their craft to perfection and made numerous of the instruments most sought after by today's virtuosi. Many of the earliest known professional cellists were employed as court musicians, but their names have not been widely known. The most familiar names belong to those early cellists who were also composers: Boccherini, Romberg, Piatti and Popper. In more recent times, the great Europeans Becker, Klengel and Salmond led to Feuermann, Piatogorsky, Fournier, Rostropovich, and above all to Casals; and they, in turn, have greatly influenced contemporary musicians such as the late Jacqueline du Pr and the manifold brilliant players from Russia, Japan and the USA. The Great Cellists reveals a splendid range of personalities from the conventional to the eccentric. Included also are the numerous less well-known cellists who were important as founders of the various national 'schools'. Margaret Campbell has interviewed many eminent musicians and had rich access to letters and private documents in her coverage of the last hundred years. Her absorbing book presents to the reader a rich vision of skills and traditions that have been handed down nationally through the generations, and developed internationally since the twentieth century. It is a book for string players, students, concertgoers and CD buffs - indeed, anyone who enjoys the sound of the cello.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015040227749
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Battle for Neutral Europe

A Battle for Neutral Europe
Author: Edward Corse
Pages: 259
ISBN: 9781441199638
Available:
Release: 2013-01-31
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new study of British cultural propaganda in neutral Europe during the Second World War

The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture

The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture
Author: Tim Shephard,Anne Leonard
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9781135956530
Available:
Release: 2013-07-31
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a coherent field of research, the field of music and visual culture has seen rapid growth in recent years. The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture serves as the first comprehensive reference on the intersection between these two areas of study, an ideal introduction for those coming to the field for the first time as well as a useful source of information for seasoned researchers. This collection of over forty entries, from musicologists and art historians from the US and UK, delineate the key concepts in the field in five parts: Starting Points Methodologies Reciprocation – the musical in visual culture and the visual in musical culture Convergence –in metaphor, in conception, and in practice Hybrid Arts This reference work speaks to the important questions concerning this burgeoning field of research –what are the established approaches to studying musical and visual cultures side by side? What have been the major points of contact between these two areas and what kind of questions can this interdisciplinary research address moving forward? The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the field of music and visual culture.

Musical Women in England 1870 1914

Musical Women in England  1870 1914
Author: NA NA,Paula Gillett
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780312299347
Available:
Release: 2000-07-07
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Musical Women in England, 1870-1914 delineates the roles women played in the flourishing music world of late-Victorian and early twentieth-century England, and shows how contemporary challenges to restrictive gender roles inspired women to move into new areas of musical expression, both in composition and performance. The most famous women musicians were the internationally renowned stars of opera; greatly admired despite their violations of the prescribed Victorian linkage of female music-making with domesticity, the divas were often compared to the sirens of antiquity, their irresistible voices a source of moral danger to their male admirers. Their ambiguous social reception notwithstanding, the extraordinary ability and striking self-confidence of these women - and of pioneering female soloists on the violin, long an instrument permitted only to men - inspired fiction writers to feature musician heroines and motivated unprecedented numbers of girls and women to pursue advanced musical study. Finding professional orchestras almost fully closed to them, many female graduates of English conservatories performed in small ensembles and in all-female and amateur orchestras, and sought to earn their living in the overcrowed world of music teaching.