The Cellist

The Cellist
Author: Daniel Silva
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062834911
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Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller “The pace of “The Cellist” never slackens as its action volleys from Zurich to Tel Aviv to Paris and beyond. Mr. Silva tells his story with zest, wit and superb timing, and he engineers enough surprises to startle even the most attentive reader.“—Wall Street Journal From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon. Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has waged a tireless crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of the most heavily protected private dwellings in London. Yet somehow, on a rainy summer evening, in the midst of a global pandemic, Russia’s vengeful president finally manages to cross Orlov’s name off his kill list. Before him was the receiver from his landline telephone, a half-drunk glass of red wine, and a stack of documents.… The documents are contaminated with a deadly nerve agent. The Metropolitan Police determine that they were delivered to Orlov’s home by one of his employees, a prominent investigative reporter from the anti-Kremlin Moskovskaya Gazeta. And when the reporter slips from London hours after the killing, MI6 concludes she is a Moscow Center assassin who has cunningly penetrated Orlov’s formidable defenses. But Gabriel Allon, who owes his very life to Viktor Orlov, believes his friends in British intelligence are dangerously mistaken. His desperate search for the truth will take him from London to Amsterdam and eventually to Geneva, where a private intelligence service controlled by a childhood friend of the Russian president is using KGB-style “active measures” to undermine the West from within. Known as the Haydn Group, the unit is plotting an unspeakable act of violence that will plunge an already divided America into chaos and leave Russia unchallenged. Only Gabriel Allon, with the help of a brilliant young woman employed by the world’s dirtiest bank, can stop it. Elegant and sophisticated, provocative and daring, The Cellist explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today—the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It is at once a novel of hope and a stark warning about the fragile state of democracy. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is regarded as his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo
Author: Steven Galloway
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307371652
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Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni’s Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope. Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn’t know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is “Arrow,” the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims. In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress.

The Cellist

The Cellist
Author: Daniel Silva
Pages: 592
ISBN: 0062835157
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Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: HarperLuxe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Master of international intrigue Daniel Silva follows up his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellers The Order, The New Girl, and The Other Woman with this riveting, action-packed tale of espionage and suspense featuring art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon. The fatal poisoning of a Russian billionaire sends Gabriel Allon on a dangerous journey across Europe and into the orbit of a musical virtuoso who may hold the key to the truth about his friend's death. The plot Allon uncovers leads to secret channels of money and influence that go to the very heart of Western democracy and threaten the stability of the global order. The Cellist is a breathtaking entry in Daniel Silva's "outstanding series" (People magazine) and reveals once more his superb artistry and genius for invention--and demonstrates why he belongs "firmly alongside le Carré and Forsyth as one of the greatest spy novelists of all time" (The Real Book Spy).

The Unlikely Spy

The Unlikely Spy
Author: Daniel Silva
Pages: 454
ISBN: 0297817906
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blending fiction with fact, The Unlikely Spy finds eccentric Commander Alfred Vicary attempting to identify and locate a Nazi 'sleeper'. The book moves from Lisbon to London, culminating in a chase across England and a twist-packed climax.

The Cellist

The Cellist
Author: Kevin Marsh
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781782225294
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Release: 2017-11
Editor: Paragon Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Young cellist Mia Ashton has always dreamt of playing to large audiences. Her desire to become a top class musician is finally within her reach, but then tragedy strikes, setting off a chain reaction that threatens to destroy everything that she has worked for. Mia Ashton, a hard working young cellist has always dreamt of playing to large audiences. With a series of classical concerts designed to help boost her career and the support of an agent, her desire to become a top class musician is finally within her reach, but then tragedy strikes. One of her colleagues is found dead soon after performing with Mia and this sets off a chain reaction that threatens to destroy everything that she has worked for. Living in the shadow of a serial killer stirs memories from her past, pushing her ever closer to breaking point. Will Mia find the strength to carry on or will the killer put an end to her dreams? Perhaps the price of fame is too great.

The Cellist s Friend

The Cellist   s Friend
Author: Robert J Fanshawe
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781546288329
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Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set during World War One, The Cellists Friend is the story of one mans battle to redeem his own cowardice while recovering from a near-fatal war wound. Ben has witnessed his cello player soldier friend shot for desertion. The soldier they nicknamed Cello played his instrument while his firing squad sang the poem Invictus before they shot him. This seems a victory over death for Cello while showing Bens cowardice at not revealing the truth of the incident that led to the flawed accusation of desertion. Recovering from his war wound and developing a love through exchanged letters for Pearl, the widow of the Jamaican soldier who saved him, Ben is haunted by flashbacks and the words of the poem Invictus and seeks redemption through poetry. He meets Cellos parents, telling them how he died but cannot tell them the whole truth or see how he might recover the actual cello played by their son at his execution. As Ben faces a return to duty and Pearl unexpectedly arrives in London, will their love blossom despite racial prejudice? And how will a writer friend of Pearl enable Ben to finally find the courage to face the terrible grief of Cellos parents and begin his own redemption?

Sicilienne

Sicilienne
Author: Anonim
Pages: 12
ISBN: 0757924859
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Release: 2003-10
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Titles: Largo and Allegro from the Sonata in G minor (H. Eccles) * Bourr?es from the Suite in C Major, BWV 1009 (J.S. Bach) * Gavotte, Op. 23, No. 2 (D. Popper) * Sicilienne (M.T. von Paradis). This title is available in SmartMusic.

Playing the Cello 1780 1930

Playing the Cello  1780   1930
Author: Dr George Kennaway
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781472400338
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Release: 2014-04-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By placing an awareness of this diversity at the centre of an historical narrative, George Kennaway has produced a unique cultural history of performance practices. In addition to drawing upon an unusually wide range of source materials - from instructional methods to poetry, novels and film - Kennaway acknowledges the instability and ambiguity of the data that supports historically informed performance. By examining nineteenth-century assumptions about the very nature of the cello itself, he demonstrates new ways of thinking about historical performance today. Kennaway’s treatment of tone quality and projection, and of posture, bow-strokes and fingering, is informed by his practical insights as a professional cellist and teacher. Vibrato and portamento are examined in the context of an increasing divergence between theory and practice, as seen in printed sources and heard in early cello recordings. Kennaway also explores differing nineteenth-century views of the cello’s gendered identity and the relevance of these cultural tropes to contemporary performance. By accepting the diversity and ambiguity of nineteenth-century sources, and by resisting oversimplified solutions, Kennaway has produced a nuanced performing history that will challenge and engage musicologists and performers alike.

The Messenger

The Messenger
Author: Daniel Silva
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101211144
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Release: 2006-07-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the #1 New York Times bestselling "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post). Gabriel Allon—art restorer and spy—is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. Allon and his colleagues soon find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world—a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back. But for them, there may not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck. All Allon can do is set his trap—and hope that he is not the one caught in it.

The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites
Author: Eric Siblin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0802197973
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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

The Cellist s Vivaldi

The Cellist s Vivaldi
Author: Nancy Price
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781312301498
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Release: 2014-07-17
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Review of Antonio Vivaldi music for cello or violoncello--25 complete concertos and 9 sonatas. Also other Vivaldi music for strings.

The Mark of the Assassin

The Mark of the Assassin
Author: Daniel Silva
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780451209313
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Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A contemporary thriller set in Washington, D.C., relates the plausible and frightening tale of a president targeted for destruction by a cabal of business executives.

Plpr3

Plpr3
Author: Annette Keen
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1408291371
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Release: 2013
Editor: Longman
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni's Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress.

Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5 8

Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5 8
Author: Daniel Silva
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781101538890
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Release: 2011-07-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Novels five through eight of the Gabriel Allon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Prince of Fire Gabriel Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets and lays bare his history… The Messenger Gabriel Allon is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning an attack aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. The Secret Servant A terrorist plot in London leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon on a desperate search for a kidnapped woman, in a race against time that will compromise Allon’s own conscience—and life... Moscow Rules The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Praise for the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and the Gabriel Allon series “Those in the know are calling him the new John Le Carré. Those who are reading him can't put him down."—Chicago Sun-Times "The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A writer who brings new life to the international thriller."—Newsday "Allon is Israel’s Jack Bauer…Thrill factor:*****."—USA Today "Nobody handles this kind of intrigue as well Silva. He gives Gabriel and the rest of his team the kind of depth seen only in spy novels by Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy."—Richmond Times Dispatch "A terrific thriller…one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since The Day of the Jackal."—The San Francisco Examiner “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People

Topless Cellist

Topless Cellist
Author: Rothfuss, Joan
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780262027502
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Release: 2014-09-12
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book to explore the extraordinary career of musician and performance artist Charlotte Moorman, whose work combined classical rigor, avant-garde experiment, and madcap daring.

The Cellist s Notebook

The Cellist s Notebook
Author: Kittie Lambton
Pages: 68
ISBN: 191313699X
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Release: 2020-01-30
Editor: Clink Street Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cellist's Notebook is a charming, life-affirming tale of discovery surrounding an old family mystery. A young girl's curiosity, her love of a little melody and the beauty of a cello evokes memories long forgotten. Set in the present day, ten-year-old Emily Peters is spending the summer with her Nana Rose, a retired piano teacher, in rural Cumbria whilst Emily's sister Lizzie travels to Paris for a French exchange. When Emily notices an old photograph of a cellist dating back to the Second World War and discovers cellos and an old music manuscript in the attic, her Nana tells of the touching and compelling story of her brother Leni, a linguist, cellist and music composer, whose disappearance was marked 'ultimate fate unknown' following World War II. Emily's love of the unfinished cello melody, found in her Great Uncle Leni's music notebook, evokes memories for her Nana Rose and Emily returns to Norfolk with a passion to play the cello and a determination to learn the long-lost melody. A series of events unfold that change the life of Emily and her family forever.

The Confabulist

The Confabulist
Author: Steven Galloway
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307400871
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Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the beloved, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, a beautiful, suspense-filled novel that uses the life and sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a magical tale of intrigue, love and illusion. The Confabulist weaves together the life, loves and murder of the world's greatest magician, Harry Houdini, with the story of the man who killed him (twice): Martin Strauss, an everyday man whose fate was tied to the magician's in unforeseen ways. A cast of memorable characters spins around Houdini's celebrity-driven life, as they did in his time: from the Romanov family soon to be assassinated, to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the powerful heads of Scotland Yard, and the Spiritualists who would use whoever they could to establish their religion. A brilliant novel about fame and ambition, reality and illusion, and the ways that love, grief and imagination can alter what we perceive and believe.

Cello Secrets

Cello Secrets
Author: Brian Hodges,Jo Nardolillo
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781538102879
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Release: 2018-06-20
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With each technique carefully explained and illustrated, this book serves as an accessible resource for all cello players, from talented teenagers to college students, to conservatory professionals. It guides advanced students through technical maintenance and performance preparation, helping them beyond what is often covered in lessons.

The Order

The Order
Author: Daniel Silva
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062834904
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Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a riveting new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon. It was nearly one a.m. by the time he crawled into bed. Chiara was reading a novel, oblivious to the television, which was muted. On the screen was a live shot of St. Peter’s Basilica. Gabriel raised the volume and learned that an old friend had died … Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much-needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father’s loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope’s death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel. While researching in the Vatican Secret Archives, I came upon a most remarkable book … The book is a long-suppressed gospel that calls into question the accuracy of the New Testament’s depiction of one of the most portentous events in human history. For that reason alone, the Order of St. Helena will stop at nothing to keep it out of Gabriel’s hands. A shadowy Catholic society with ties to the European far right, the Order is plotting to seize control of the papacy. And it is only the beginning. As the cardinals gather in Rome for the start of the conclave, Gabriel sets out on a desperate search for proof of the Order’s conspiracy, and for a long-lost gospel with the power to put an end to two thousand years of murderous hatred. His quest will take him from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, to a monastery in Assisi, to the hidden depths of the Secret Archives, and finally to the Sistine Chapel, where he will witness an event no outsider has ever before seen—the sacred passing of the Keys of St. Peter to a newly elected pope. Swiftly paced and elegantly rendered, The Order will hold readers spellbound, from its opening passages to its breathtaking final twist of plot. It is a novel of friendship and faith in a perilous and uncertain world. And it is still more proof that Daniel Silva is his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

Cellist

Cellist
Author: Gregor Piatigorsky
Pages: 273
ISBN: UOM:39015007946042
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Release: 1965
Editor: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Language: en

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