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284 pages (40 illus.)
Kahn & Averill
Paperback (September 2018)
ISBN-13 9780995757400
ISBN-10 0995757402
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Slavic Studies
Valentin Berlinsky
A Quartet for Life
compiled and edited by Maria Matalaev, foreword by Steven Isserlis and translated by Angela Dickson
Valentin Berlinsky (1925-2008), was a founding member of the Borodin Quartet and its cellist and mainstay for more than six decades. A proud Russian but also a man of compromise, his was a life lived for show more
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Born in Paris to a family of eminent Russian musicians, Maria Matalaev began her career as a pianist, completing her studies at the Regional Conservatory and the École Normale de Musique A. Cortot in Paris. show more
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Author's Preface
Publisher's Note
Family and Childhood
Moscow Central Music School
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
Birth of a Quartet
Beginnings - First Appearances at Moscow Conservatory

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Winner of Prix du témoignage, Prix des Muses/Singer-Polignac, Paris 2016

"The more I read, the more absorbed and touched I was."
Steven Isserlis

"Here is a book created with
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