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I loved this book and you don't have to be a cello enthusiast to enjoy reading it.
Carlos Prieto is not only a distinguished cellist, he is also a gifted writer, tireless and inquisitive historical researcher and a wonderful storyteller.
This is a facile read...an entertaining and enlightening account of the "life" of a priceless Stradivari cello since its "birth".
Great storytelling, but the book is uneven, as it tries to do too many different things. The best part is the second part, the real adventures of the Piatti Strad. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ovidiu Marinescu
I bought this book because I am in the process of buying an 18th century cello for my son, a young cellist. Read morePublished 12 months ago by leslie kirkham-lacin
Carlos Prieto is not only a distinguished cellist, he is also a gifted writer, tireless and inquisitive historical researcher and a wonderful storyteller. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Benjamin Juarez Echenique
A great Book, especially for Cellists
He tell us about a famous cello brand and the connections
with artists that owned the instrument.
Fascinating! Read more
In truth, I bought the book for the enclosed CD but to my surprise, found the book a good read. Prieto is a truly remarkable man - MIT trained engineer, executive, musician and... Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by Don65