The Cellist Of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780307371652
Rating 4/5 from 146 reviews
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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 of Sarajevo
  • Author : Steven Galloway
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24

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

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The Cellist
  • Author : Daniel Silva
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13

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

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Mstislav Rostropovich  Cellist  Teacher  Legend
  • Author : Elizabeth Wilson
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-05-05

Published to coincide with Rostropovich's 80th birthday celebrations Mstislav Rostropovich, internationally recognised as one of the world's finest cellists and musicians, has always maintained that teaching is an important responsibility for great artists. Before his emigration in 1974 from Russia to the West, Rostropovich taught several generations of the brightest Russian

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I Am Cellist
  • Author : Dave Loew
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16

Read online I Am Cellist written by Dave Loew, published by which was released on 2020-12-16. Download full I Am Cellist Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Gaspar Cassad
  • Author : Gabrielle Kaufman
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08

Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the results of seven years of research into

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Grisha
  • Author : M. Bartley
  • Publisher : Otis Mountain Press
  • Release Date : 2006

A biography of Russian-American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky with black and white photos illustrations from the Piatigorsky family and the authors collections. This historical narrative traces his life from boyhood in Tsarist Russia to world fame as a great musical artist and his becoming an American citizen. Forward by his son

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A Cellist s Companion
  • Author : Henk Lambooij,Michael Feves
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

Read online A Cellist s Companion written by Henk Lambooij,Michael Feves, published by which was released on 1999. Download full A Cellist s Companion Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Yo Yo Ma
  • Author : Myra Weatherly
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2007

Presents the life and accomplishments of one of the world's finest cello players.

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Topless Cellist
  • Author : Rothfuss, Joan
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-12

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.

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The Cellist   s Friend
  • Author : Robert J Fanshawe
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2018-02-21

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

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The Cellist s Notebook
  • Author : Kittie Lambton
  • Publisher : Clink Street Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-30

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

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Guilhermina Suggia  Cellist
  • Author : Anita Mercier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05

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

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Cellist
  • Author : Gregor Piatigorsky
  • Publisher : Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 1965

Read online Cellist written by Gregor Piatigorsky, published by Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday which was released on 1965. Download full Cellist Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Rostropovich
  • Author : Elizabeth Wilson
  • Publisher : Ivan R Dee
  • Release Date : 2008

A comprehensive biography of the late cellist brings together personal anecdotes and important insights into the larger-than-life musician, detailing his accomplished musicianship, skill as a teacher, and the courage and integrity he exhibited during his conflicts with the Soviet regime.

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Cellist in Exile
  • Author : Bernard Taper
  • Publisher : New York : McGraw-Hill
  • Release Date : 1962

The cellist in exile is, of course Pablo Casals, one of the noble figures of the century, who is aptly described here by Bernard Taper as "that rarity-an artist with a sense of commitment to humanity." The book is informal, deeply personal and permeated with Mr. Taper's own wonder and

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