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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 : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2011], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Part biography, part music history, and part literary mystery, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic narratives: the disappearance of Bach's manuscript of the suites in the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals's discovery and popularization of the music in the nineteenth century; and Siblin's own quest for the truth behind the suites at the dawn of the twenty-first century"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Pablo Casals; Johann Sebastian Bach; Pablo Casals; Johann Sebastian Bach; Pablo Casals
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Siblin
ISBN: 9780802145246 0802145248 9780802119292 0802119298
OCLC Number: 646112149
Notes: Originally published: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2009.
Description: 319 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece
Responsibility: Eric Siblin.

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"Part biography, part music history, and part literary mystery, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic narratives: the disappearance of Bach's manuscript of the suites in the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals's discovery and popularization of the music in the nineteenth century; and Siblin's own quest for the truth behind the suites at the dawn of the twenty-first century"--Page 4 of cover.

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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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