The next time you are looking for a good – no, great – book to read, I would wholeheartedly recommend “Casals and the Art of Interpretation” by David Blum. This wonderful book offers a glimpse inside the mind and talents of the remarkable cellist Pablo Casals. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been captivated and amazed by this legendary artist. I have always wondered what made his performances and interpretations, his soulful musicianship, so transcendent. This book helps explain some of what made Casals the master musician he was and fosters new ways we each can shape our own art of interpretation.

Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
KHS America

About the Author

Dr. Boonshaft, Director of Education for KHS America, is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise. He was honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.” Dr. Boonshaft was selected for the Center for Scholarly Research and Academic Excellence at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music.

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