The Cellist of Venice
CD cover, link to video page
for Narrator and Cello
Author, Kim Märkl
Narrated by Thomas Hampson
Cello, Daniel Müller-Schott
The Cellist of Venice conveys the love a Venetian family has for the music of Bach. Adelina lives in the Pietá, an orphanage and a magnificent music school for girls. One day, her teacher, Antonio Vivaldi, gives her the opportunity to perform in a Venetian palace. After the concert, a German prince presents her with the Suites for Cello, composed by his court composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. Years later, tragedy forces Adelina’s son to leave his home. His only possessions are his cello and the music of Bach.

Thomas Hampson is America’s foremost baritone. In addition, he enjoys an international career as an opera singer, recording artist, and “ambassador of song.” In 2010, the Library of Congress honored him with a Living Legend Award. His discography comprises over 150 albums and includes winners of a Grammy Award, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. Through the Hampson Foundation, which he founded in 2003, he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.

Daniel Müller-Schott ranks among the world's best cellists and can be heard on all the leading international concert stages. His recordings have been enthusiastically received by the public and the press and have earned numerous awards. Daniel Müller-Schott has a keen interest in awakening young people's enthusiasm for classical music and demonstrates his consistent support for a new generation of musicians. Since childhood, he has felt a great love for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Daniel Müller-Schott currently plays a 1727 Matteo Goffriller cello. The Bach Cello Suites were recorded on August 2ooo for Pure Classics.