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Cello Story

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Composed by Dimitry Markevitch. Arranged by Florence W. Seder.

Summy-Birchard Texts. 196 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (WB.0406)

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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. T 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,' dev

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