The ways of the Zen mindset and its nature will come naturally to some, but for those such as myself, these skills can be learned without being born into it. Here is why I say this: The philosophy behind this book is not to learn the cello skill, but to adapt to the healthy lifestyle that allows you to perform with ease and expression. Those with "natural talent" are actually demonstrating this lifestyle naturally, mostly based on environmental factors.Masterful control is at the fingertips of all who come to accept the principles of a Zen lifestyle. The cello was designed to be performed with ease and comfort. Your experience while performing was meant to be completely free from struggle. Tension, stress, and impatience has no place in the mind of masterful cellists. While emotion is still present, its manifestation within the performance is under constant guidance. This ability to self-regulate the many facets of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves is what allows you to gain access to masterful cello performance. As you can guess, the ability to grow in these fields will also lead you to success in many other areas outside of cello performance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justin Mackey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123125/bk_acx0_123125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set during World War One, The Cellist’s Friend is the story of one man’s battle to redeem his own cowardice while recovering from a near-fatal war wound. Ben has witnessed his cello player soldier friend shot for desertion. The soldier they nicknamed Cello played his instrument while his firing squad sang the poem “Invictus” before they shot him. This seems a victory over death for Cello while showing Ben’s cowardice at not revealing the truth of the incident that led to the flawed accusation of desertion. Recovering from his war wound and developing a love through exchanged letters for Pearl, the widow of the Jamaican soldier who saved him, Ben is haunted by flashbacks and the words of the poem “Invictus” and seeks redemption through poetry. He meets Cello’s parents, telling them how he died but cannot tell them the whole truth or see how he might recover the actual cello played by their son at his execution. As Ben faces a return to duty and Pearl unexpectedly arrives in London, will their love blossom despite racial prejudice? And how will a writer friend of Pearl enable Ben to finally find the courage to face the terrible grief of Cello’s parents and begin his own redemption? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Vande Brake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127157/bk_acx0_127157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. Found floating in a cello case, she is the only recorded female survivor of a shipwreck on the English Channel. But Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help… When the child welfare agency threatens to send Sophie to an orphanage, Sophie and her guardian flee to Paris to find her mother, starting with the only clue she has - the address of the cello maker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002147/bk_howe_002147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Kindler tries improv to improve his therapy sessions. Laura lets Erica practice cello in the office after hours. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/ro/a234/000101/ro_a234_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A 2009 Nautilus Gold Award Winner, Pure Water is Coleman Barks’ inspired live performance of the poetry of Jellaludin Rumi (1207-1273) - with Sufi stories and jokes, accompanied with music by Bach, O’Carolan, Friesen and others. The performance captured in this recording recalls the essence of the communal celebrations of poetry, stories, jokes, prayer, and music in which Rumi’s work was first uttered, but presents it in a distinctive contemporary setting. Coleman’s words combine with the cello of Grammy Award-winner Eugene Friesen, carrying the language directly into the heart of the listener with a diverse menu of world folk melodies, Bach, and improvisation. As Rumi wrote: "What is the soul? Consciousness. The more awareness, the deeper the soul, and when such essence overflows, you feel a sacredness around. It’s so simple to tell one who puts on a robe and pretends to be a dervish from the real thing. We know the taste of pure water...." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleman Barks, Eugene Friesen (cello). Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005129/bk_brll_005129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, why do we love sad songs? It’s true, we do, and it’s not just “Greensleeves” and “Yesterday.” There’s a language of melancholy worth exploring. The saddest music of all to many people is Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.” Thomas Larson is the author of The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings and he tells Anne Strainchamps how it earns that name.Then, sad songs are just part of the story. Anyone who has suffered a broken heart knows the satisfaction of listening to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” or Paul McCartney singing “Yesterday.” According to psychologist Meagan Curtis, the inherent sadness of the minor third is what we hear in music. She tells Steve Paulson that a recent study suggests it is also what we hear in speech.Next, there are sad songs in rock, and sad songs in jazz, but the resting place for the saddest songs is clearly in country music. There are so many we just didn’t how to choose, so we put the question to the foremost historian of country music in America, Bill Malone. He tells Steve Paulson a thing or two about sad country music.And finally, no matter what genre you’re writing for, adding a cello can increase the melancholy. It’s true now, and it was true a couple of centuries ago when J.S. Bach was writing his suites for unaccompanied cello. Journalist Eric Siblin had written about rock for years, but he tells Jim Fleming about his discovery of Bach, and how he came to write The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece. [Broadcast Date: November 18, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/111118/rt_tbon_111118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More than any other composer, Franz Joseph Haydn deserves to be called the father of music's "Classical" style. As he came of age in the mid-18th century, musical thinking was in the midst of profound changes. The compositional forms and procedures of the Baroque era began to seem old-fashioned and composers sought fresh modes of musical expression. Out of their search emerged brand new musical forms, most notably the symphony and string quartet, and a new style that valued poetic melodies and harmonies over "learned" counterpoint.Haydn played a crucial role in establishing the new classical forms. For all practical purposes he invented the string quartet as a musical form, and his contributions to the symphony helped develop that format from a modest off-shoot of the opera overture into the most potent and attractive type of instrumental music available to composers. The Musically Speaking Conductor's Guides are your link to an appreciation of the greatest classical music ever performed. Let Maestro Gerard Schwarz enrich your classical music listening enjoyment by illuminating the great works of the Masters with revealing commentary and educational insight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Schwarz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/musp/000013/sp_musp_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from best seller Jaclyn Moriarty! This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world). Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth. As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds - through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Hardingham, Andrew Eiden, Kate Reinders, Peter McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/000400/bk_schc_000400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a teenager, Lucy McBride, is woken by the sound of classical music, and from that moment she devotes herself to the study of the cello. Her fascination later leads her to Venice, and to Fortuny, the master cellist. They begin an intense, ill-fated affair, but as emotions and desires tangle with hopes and dreams, they must struggle to decide how their symphony must end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000634/bk_howe_000634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.