The Cello Player

The Cello Player

Book - 2004
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Houghton
The narrator of this wonderfully perceptive, highly entertaining tale of love and loss is a middle-aged German composer who writes serious avant-garde music, but makes a living writing theme music for television. When Judit, an ambitious young cello player from Budapest (whose mother was once the composer's lover and who may or may not be his daughter), shows up on his doorstep, he agrees to take her in while she studies at the conservatory in Munich.
Judit's presence evokes memories of a far different time for the composer, when life was about art and his biggest concern was finding a room for an afternoon tryst. When our protagonists set out for the composer's house in southern France, where he will finish his opera and she will master her instrument, it gradually becomes clear that this young woman is playing more than the cello. Funny, ironic, and oddly illuminating.



Baker & Taylor
The arrival of Judit, an ambitious young cello player from Budapest who may or may not be his daughter, evokes memories of the past for a middle-aged German composer, who writes serious avant-garde music but makes a living writing TV theme music.

Harcourt Publishing
The narrator of this wonderfully perceptive, highly entertaining tale of love and loss is a middle-aged German composer who writes serious avant-garde music, but makes a living writing theme music for television. When Judit, an ambitious young cello player from Budapest (whose mother was once the composer's lover and who may or may not be his daughter), shows up on his doorstep, he agrees to take her in while she studies at the conservatory in Munich.
Judit's presence evokes memories of a far different time for the composer, when life was about art and his biggest concern was finding a room for an afternoon tryst. When our protagonists set out for the composer's house in southern France, where he will finish his opera and she will master her instrument, it gradually becomes clear that this young woman is playing more than the cello. Funny, ironic, and oddly illuminating.



Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151005918
0151005915
Branch Call Number: F KRU
Characteristics: 200 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Shields, Andrew

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 18, 2015

The insular life of a German composer whose reputation has waned along with the Cold War, is turned upside down when a young cellist, the daughter of a past lover, arrives on his doorstep. Full of black humour, this is an eyebrow-raising tale of middle-aged angst and cynicism.

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