The Bottom LineBook - 2008
Robert Meyer has spent a lifetime playing with famous orchestras, conductors and soloists throughout the world. In "The Bottom Line", he gives a vivid and insightful look into a musician's everyday life that readers may well find astonishing. He discusses the highlights of his career: he was commanded by Queen Elizabeth II to play at her Coronation, was Benjamin Britten's solo bassist and librarian, played with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Sadlers Wells Opera, San Carlo Opera, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony and many more. He played at Carnegie Hall and the United Nations, and was invited to tour the White House, the Gulistan Palace, Iran, by the Shah of Persia, and The Vatican. He recounts a wealth of anecdotes and gives sketches of many of the great orchestras, conductors and soloists of his day, some droll, some sad. He was there! For musicians, musical historians and anyone interested in music and life generally this is a must read.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Trafford, c2008
Branch Call Number: 780.8 M6131b
Characteristics: 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm