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The cello suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece

Author: Eric Siblin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Siblin weaves together three dramatic narratives: Bach's composition of the Cello Suites and the manuscript's subsequent disappearance in the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals' historic discovery and popularization of the music in Spain in the late-nineteenth century; and Siblin's own infatuation with the suites at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
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Named Person: Eric Siblin; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Pablo Casals; Johann Sebastian Bach; Pablo Casals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Siblin
ISBN: 9780802119292 : 0802119298
OCLC Number: 406173910
Notes: "Originally published in Canada in 2009 by House of Anansi Press, Toronto, Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: 319 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Suite No. 1 --
Suite No. 2 --
Suite No. 3 --
Suite No. 4 --
Suite No. 5 --
Suite No. 6.
Other Titles: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece
Responsibility: Eric Siblin.

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Siblin weaves together three dramatic narratives: Bach's composition of the Cello Suites and the manuscript's subsequent disappearance in the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals' historic discovery and popularization of the music in Spain in the late-nineteenth century; and Siblin's own infatuation with the suites at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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""The Cello Suites" is a work of ever-percolating interest. Mr. Siblin winds up mixing high and low musical forms, art and political histories, Bach's and Casals's individual stories and matters of Read more...

 
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