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Rostropovich : The Musical Life of the Great Cellist, Teacher, and Legend
Rostropovich : The Musical Life of the Great Cellist, Teacher, and Legend.
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Rostropovich : The Musical Life of the Great Cellist, Teacher, and Legend

  • ISBN: 978-1-56663-776-3
  • Editorial: Ivan R. Dee
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné con sobrecubierta
  • Formato: 16x24
  • Páginas: 416
  • Idiomas: Inglés
  • Tipo: LIBRO

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London-based cellist Wilson studied with acclaimed cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich (1927–2007) at the Moscow State Conservatory from 1964 to 1971. Noting that the Russian-born Rostropovich dominated the international concert scene for more than half a century, she adds, For nearly as long as this, he has seemed to me like a personification of the cello itself. Her key source is Rostropovich, as she interviewed him in nine cities across Europe over a span of 10 years. Writing with an exacting precision and exhaustive research, she has succeeded in documenting all aspects of his life as a musician and teacher in meticulous detail, taking the reader on a soaring journey that highlights his days with Britten, du Pré (a voyage of discovery by equal masters, an inspired dialogue between two extraordinary artists), Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Other chapters cover his influence and teaching methods and include an insightful analysis of the metaphysical aspect of sound in his music. With arpeggios of anecdotes punctuating her personal memories, Wilson has composed a symphony of sentences, a definitive portrait of the master cellist certain to be greeted with a crescendo of applause from both book lovers and music lovers.

CONTENIDO:

Illustration
Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes on the text
Introduction: A perspective on the Russian school of cello-playing
Beginnings
Studies at the Moscow Conservatoire
The start of a performing career
The young teacher
Contact with composers I: from Glière to Prokofiev
Establishing new performance standards (1952-62)
An independent teacher
Contact with composers II: Shostakovich and his successors
Interlude I: Natalya Shakhovskaya
Popularizing the cello
Interlude II: Aleksandr Knaifel
The early 1960s
Interlude III: Natalya Gutman
Teaching principles: Class 19 in the 1960s
Interlude IV: Karine Georgian
Principles of interpretation
Interlude V: Victoria Yagling
The late 1960s
Interlude VI: Ivan Monighetti
The final years in the Soviet Union
Epilogue

Appendix 1: Rostropovich's cello student 1947-74
Appendix 2: Letter from Rostropovich to a number of Russian newspapers
List of sources
Index

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