- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Cmp Publishing; Pap/Com edition (November 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0975473409
- ISBN-13: 978-0975473405
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,036,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Janos Starker, King of Cellists Paperback – November 1, 2008
Janos Starker: King of Cellists. The Making of an Artist by Dr. Joyce Geeting brings us an intimate look into and an analysis of the life of the greatest and most influential cellist in history through personal account and through those close to him. It is colorfully written and entertaining it is filled with musical wisdom and vignettes that speak to the legacy of Starker. It brings to life his personal circumstances and the tremendous and hard to imagine adversities that have shaped his life, career, personality, and attitudes. It is a book that highlights the human spirit and the devotion to absolute excellence by one man. --Edwin Yau, M.D.
In writing the biography Janos Starker, King of Cellists , Joyce Geeting has not only proposed to us but has convinced us of her thesis: Janos Starker is the cellist who has made the greatest impact on the world of cello playing and teaching in the twentieth century . Geeting s book is a fascinating biography of the life and career of a musical artist and teacher. But this is not just lessons of life learned and taught by Starker, but lessons applicable to anyone in any profession, and lessons particularly apropos to all of us of all ages living in the world of today. Geeting has treated us to many stories: the story of child prodigy, the story of a musician s survival of the war, of life as an opera and symphony musician, of life as a traveling concert artist, and of prime importance to Starker----the story of life as a teacher. After the tragedies of war to Starker s family and the musical population in Hungary, Those of us who stayed alive feel that this is more than just a way of living....It is the duty of those who had learned music from the giants of the world of music to see that....the line of influence continues.... --Rona Cummins
Inner Fire, Outer Ice: The Willful Magic of János Starker - --Benjamin Ivry, frequent contributor to the Forward
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