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1 Harrison, Beatrice (edited By Cleveland- Peck, Patricia) The Cello and the Nightingales - The Autobiography of Beatrice Harrison
London John Murray 1985 0719542081 / 9780719542084 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED BY PATRICIA CLEVELAND-PECK on title page. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from marks to endpapers caused by bookmarks being left in) with Fine dustjacket. 176 page. 26 illustrations. Foreword by Julian Lloyd Webber. Beatrice Harrison was the leading British cellist of her time and wrote her autobiography shortly before her death in 1965. It is now published for the first time, with some diary extracts and letters added by Patricia Cleveland-Peck. It tells the story of an historic career, from pre-1914 days when Beatrice studied in Germany and, much to the Kaiser's disgust, carried off the Mendelssohn Prize at the age of 17, to the Second World War. In 1924 she became world-famous with a BBC broadcast, from her Surrey garden, of a nightingale accompanying her cello - the first of many live broadcasts that sent the public wild with enthusiasm. She tells of her adventures touring in the early years of the century in Europe, Russia and America, meeting such figures as Faure, Popper, Glazunov, Paderewski and Kodaly. Delius wrote his Double Concerto for Beatrice and her sister May, a violinist who studied with Auer in St. Petersburg. 
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