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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
   table of contents

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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"On so many levels, this is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read: a history of the legendary Borodin Quartet, not coincidentally packed with musical wisdom enlightening, or at least fod for show more
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