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A pleasure in retirement will be the opportunity to spend more time on music, and to return to practicing the Bach Cello Suites, which I have been doing to not much avail for over 45 years. My next donation, by Eric Siblin, will add to the very few in our collection about cello playing.
Siblin is a journalist and a recent convert and enthusiast, but the style is not as irritating as I feared after reading reviews of this work. Siblin is passionate about the music and the story, and whilst there is occasional hyperbole and exaggeration, this is an easy and engaging read. He is of course not the first to tell the tale of the rediscovery of the suites, but it is a story worth re-telling. The greatest cellist of recent times, Pau Casals, found the forgotten scores in a Barcelona music shop, and assiduously practiced them for twelve years before their first public performance.
Since then they have become a staple of the repertoire.
The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin
This also helped a great deal when I was teaching in Barcelona, where feelings still ran high against Franco twenty years after democracy was restored, in part because he was still on the coinage in circulation. Casals said there is no special rule for interpreting Bach, but I treasure this potential link.
Eric Siblin is a Montreal-based journalist and documentary filmmaker. He made the transition to television in with the documentary Word Slingers, which explores the curious subculture of competitive Scrabble tournaments. The film was broadcast in Canada and the U. He also co-directed the documentary In Search of Sleep , and has written for a wide variety of magazines.
The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece
The Cello Suites is his first book. The Cello Suites is a work of ever-percolating interest. To vivify music in words is not easy. But Mr. Siblin rises to the task Read The Cello Suites preferably with their melodious hum in the background and you will never look at a cello in quite the same way again.
The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for A Baroque Masterpiece – Siblin
Everywhere Siblin went, every door he opened, was worth opening. This book shouts life and also a future for our music.
The Cello Suites is a satisfying and sustaining read. Highly recommended for music fans and lay people alike. Insightful [and] engaging.
Eric Siblin puts us in touch with the joy of discovering a new passion in life. Convert currency. Add to Basket.
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