The Resource The cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway, (sound recording)

The cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway, (sound recording)

Label
The cellist of Sarajevo
Title
The cellist of Sarajevo
Statement of responsibility
Steven Galloway
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A spare and haunting, wise and intelligent novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo is a testament to the endurance of the spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity in a city ravaged by war." "In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the attack for twenty-two days in their memory. Elsewhere, a young man leaves home to collect drinking water for his family and in the face of danger must weigh the value of generosity against selfish survivalism. A third man, older, sets off in search of bread and distraction, and instead runs into a long-ago friend who reminds him of the city he thought he had lost, and the man he once was. As both men are drawn into the orbit of cello music, a fourth character - a young woman, a sniper - holds the fate of the cellist in her hands. While she protects him with her life, her own army prepares to challenge the kind of person she has become." "A novel of great intensity and power. The Cellist of Sarajevo explores how war can change one's definition of humanity, how music affects our emotional endurance, and how a romance with the rituals of daily life can itself be a form of resistance"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
NTG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galloway, Steven
Credits note
Produced by Douglas Kean and Nicolas Soames
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR9199.3.G265
LC item number
C45 2010ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Gareth Armstrong
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Armstrong, Gareth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Cellists
  • Snipers
  • War stories
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously recorded and published in 2009 by Oakhill Publishing: OCD 244
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (5 hr. 28 min., 11 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9789626343333
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
NA633312
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn501809281
  • 5331844
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Previously recorded and published in 2009 by Oakhill Publishing: OCD 244
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (5 hr. 28 min., 11 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9789626343333
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
NA633312
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn501809281
  • 5331844
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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