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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221092026
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 342
Size : 135 x 215 mm
The Black Paganini

Release date : 22/08/2002

We are proud to present this very literary, melancholic, exotic, enchanting and heartbreaking book. Eduardo Manet, of Cuban origin, but living in France for over three decades, has written the memoir of Claudio Jose Domingo Brindis de Sala who was the most sought after violinist...

We are proud to present this very literary, melancholic, exotic, enchanting and heartbreaking book. Eduardo Manet, of Cuban origin, but living in France for over three decades, has written the memoir of Claudio Jose Domingo Brindis de Sala who was the most sought after violinist at the turn of the 19th Century. Born in Havanna, in a black upper-class Cuban family, Claudio came to Paris as a young boy to receive further education in Europe. From the moment of his arrival in Paris, an aura of mysteriousness, curiosity and admiration was to accompany him throughout his life. He was called 'the black Paganini' and quickly gained immense international fame, travelling around the world and enchanting millions. He stayed true to his roots, travelling back to Cuba and serving all the characteristics applied to his culture: women, love, music and dancing. Eduardo Manet tells Claudio Jose Domingo Brindis de Sala's story through three of the closest people in his life: his patron, the Vicount André Marie de Brinvilliers, promoted him as a maestro in Paris and internationally from his arrival. His German wife, Ulrike von Knaebel, who tried to explain to their daughter her attraction for the latin musical genius who became official violinist at the court of William II, thus taking Germany by storm. Thirdly, Simon Sanchez Mora, a journalist-biographer who will try to unveil the mystery of the decline in the Maestro's career and his lonely, almost anonymous death in Buenos Aires in June 1911. What happened? 'Cherchez la femme,' as the French say. It was indeed Claudio's love for Dona Dariana that changed his life. Once you have come to the end of the book, you will want to start re-reading it immediately.

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EAN : 9782221092026
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 342
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont