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The Entertainer
by conductor Aldo Parisot, performed by The Yale Cellos
Aldo Parisot (1918 to 2018) was a Brazilian-born American cellist and teacher. Aldo Simoes Parisot was born on September 30th 1918 in Natal, Brazil. He began studying the cello at the age of seven with his stepfather, Tomazzo Babini, and made his professional debut when he was twelve. He came to the United States in 1946 and made his debut there with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, followed by an extensive tour of the US, Canada and South America. After his first European tour in 1957, he toured annually as a solo cellist throughout the world, and he also played recitals regularly on an international basis. He made his New York debut at the Town Hall in 1950, and other notable appearances have included London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, plus the Alice Tully and Avery Fisher halls in New York. In Washington DC, Parisot performed Schoenberg's challenging "Concerto for Cello" at the Kennedy Center, and in the spring of 1976 undertook a five-week tour of Poland, which included concerts with orchestras and recitals (he also held an exhibition of thirteen of his paintings, as requested by the Polish authorities). During his lifetime, he appeared with all the major orchestras of the world, including those in Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, Munich, Warsaw, Chicago, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, and worked under the batons of such eminent conductors as Stokowski, Barbirolli, Bernstein, Mehta, Monteux, Paray, de Carvalho, Sawallisch, Hindemith and Villa-Lobos. He premiered numerous works for cello, some written especially for him by such composers as Carmago Guarnieri, Quincy Porter, Alvin Etler, Claudio Santoro, Joan Panetti, Ezra Laderman, Yehudi Wyner and Heitor Villa-Lobos. As a teacher, Parisot held posts at Peabody Conservatory, Mannes College of Music, the Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory, as well as his final position at Yale University from 1958. His most notable former students included Jesus Castro-Balbi, Shauna Rolston, Bion Tsang, Ralph Kirshbaum, Han-na Chang, Robert deMaine, Johann Sebastian Paetsch and Jian Wang. Aldo Parisot died at his home in Guilford, Connecticut, on December 29th 2018, aged 100.
Posted: 24th January 2019
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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