Monday, April 20, 2009

Aldo Parisot's Yale celebration

The 2008-2009 edition of the Music at Yale Magazine is available online. It includes a fascinating story (on pp. 6-9) about the great cellist Aldo Parisot. He's shown here, in a picture I haven't seen before, with his close friend Heitor Villa-Lobos (channelling, perhaps just a bit, Elvis). Villa wrote the second Cello Concerto, which seems to be in vogue lately, for Parisot in the year that this photo was taken, 1953.

Besides his obvious skills as an instrumentalist, conductor, and teacher, Parisot is an accomplished painter. Check out musicyale's Flickr photostream here. I love the picture of Parisot with one of his paintings, and also, of course, the one of Parisot with one of my favourite jazz artists, Dave Brubeck.

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