Leonard Rose, the great cellist, is considered one of America's most important
teachers and musicians of the twentieth century. I'm happy to report that
my biography, Leonard Rose: America's Golden Age and Its First Cellist,
will be released in March 2010.
As an introduction, I'm offering a free e-Book excerpt of chapter six, "The Cellists of Rose's New York Philharmonic." In that chapter, I describe that illustrious group of twelve cellists known not only for their polished sound and solid intonation, but also for their diversity. Russian, Hungarian, Turkish and American cellists-many born in the nineteenth century-played with Rose.
In addition to the informative text, you will also be treated to the splendid drawings by E. Bernard Lintott of Rose's colleagues.
I Hope you get some pleasure from the sample chapter and want to learn more about this formidable musical talent who changed the manner in which generations of cellists today play the instrument.