The Lives of Isaac Stern

The Lives of Isaac Stern
Author: David Schoenbaum
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0393634620
ISBN 13: 9780393634624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Isaac Stern Book Review:

A centennial celebration of the career and legacy of the first made-in-America violin virtuoso and one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. No single American could personify what Henry Luce called the American Century. But over his eighty-one years, Isaac Stern came closer than most. Russian-Jewish parents brought him to San Francisco at ten months; practice and talent got him to Carnegie Hall, critical acclaim, and the attention of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok at twenty-five. As America came of age, so too did Stern. He would go on to make music on five continents, records in formats from 78 rpm to digital, and friends as different as Frank Sinatra and Sir Isaiah Berlin. An unofficial cultural ambassador for Cold War America, he toured the world from Tokyo to Tehran and Tbilisi. He also shaped public policy from New York and Washington to Jerusalem and Shanghai. His passion for developing young talents—including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Midori—led him to loan instruments to needy players, broker gigs for Soviet émigrés, and reply in person to inquiring fifth-graders. As the first historian to mine his papers at the Library of Congress, David Schoenbaum traces Stern’s sixty-year career from his formative years in San Francisco to concurrent careers as an activist, public citizen, chairman, and cultural leader in the Jewish community. Wide-ranging yet intimate, The Lives of Isaac Stern is a portrait of an artist and statesman who began as an American dreamer and left a lasting inheritance to his art, profession, and the world.

My First 79 Years

My First 79 Years
Author: Isaac Stern,Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105022139765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First 79 Years Book Review:

The world famous violinist describes his decades-long love affair with the world of music, his friendships with such notable colleagues as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals, his ideas and beliefs about art and life, and his dedicated work with younger mu

A life in music Isaac Stern

A life in music  Isaac Stern
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 19??
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1117190904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Greatest Song of All

The Greatest Song of All
Author: Megan Hoyt
Publsiher: Quill Tree Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN 10: 9780063045279
ISBN 13: 0063045273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Song of All Book Review:

From the acclaimed author of Bartali's Bicycle comes the inspiring story of violin virtuoso Isaac Stern and his mission to save the beloved Carnegie Hall from demolition. When Carnegie Hall first opened its doors in 1891, no one could have predicted its incredible success. With talented artists like Duke Ellington and Albert Einstein gracing its stage, the hall quickly became a place where all people--no matter their skin color, religion, or social status--could come together under one roof to be entertained. People like Isaac Stern. The son of Jewish immigrants who fled war-torn Ukraine for America to escape the Holocaust, Isaac was a talented violinist whose dream of one day performing on Carnegie Hall's legendary stage came true, many times over. So when a real estate tycoon sets out to demolish Carnegie Hall, Isaac knew something had to be done to preserve decades of hopes, dreams, and inclusivity. Author Megan Hoyt and illustrator Katie Hickey tell the true story of one man's fight to save a historical landmark whose timeless symbol of equality will forever stand the test of time.

The Book of Mischief

The Book of Mischief
Author: Steve Stern
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 1555970591
ISBN 13: 9781555970598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Mischief Book Review:

"In the 25 years since [Stern] published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick . . . But Stern was there first." —The Toronto Globe and Mail The Book of Mischief triumphantly showcases twenty-five years of outstanding work by one of our true masters of the short story. Steve Stern's stories take us from the unlikely old Jewish quarter of the Pinch in Memphis to a turn-of-thecentury immigrant community in New York; from the market towns of Eastern Europe to a down-at-the-heels Catskills resort. Along the way we meet a motley assortment of characters: Mendy Dreyfus, whose bungee jump goes uncannily awry; Elijah the prophet turned voyeur; and the misfit Zelik Rifkin, who discovers the tree of dreams. Perhaps it's no surprise that Kafka's cockroach also makes an appearance in these pages, animated as they are by instances of bewildering transformation. The earthbound take flight, the meek turn incendiary, the powerless find unwonted fame. Weaving his particular brand of mischief from the wondrous and the macabre, Stern transforms us all through the power of his brilliant imagination.

Isaac Stern a live in music

Isaac Stern a live in music
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 19??
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1116883327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Upstaged

Upstaged
Author: Diana Harmon Asher
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 1683359844
ISBN 13: 9781683359845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upstaged Book Review:

A shy seventh grader learns to step into the spotlight in this heartwarming middle-grade novel by acclaimed author, Diana Harmon Asher Shira Gordon is painfully shy. She rarely speaks and blushes at everything. And yet, when she’s alone in her room, she’ll sing and dance, dreaming she were different. So when her best friend forces her to audition for their school’s production of The Music Man, she’s mostly hoping the play will get canceled . . . but a tiny part of her hopes she’ll get in. And she does. As a member of the barbershop quartet. Playing a dude with a mustache is not exactly her dream role, but Shira is surprised by how much she loves rehearsing with her quirky new friends. When her teacher asks her to understudy the lead role, Marian the Librarian, she reluctantly accepts. It’s not easy to understudy Monica Manley, an eighth-grade diva who will not be upstaged. And things get even more complicated when a mysterious prankster starts playing tricks on Monica and Shira’s crush joins the cast. But something keeps Shira going, and it might just be Marian herself. Sure, Marian is a leading lady, but she’s also misunderstood, lonely . . . and shy. And if a star can be shy, then maybe, just maybe, a shy person can be a star.

The Violin A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument

The Violin  A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument
Author: David Schoenbaum
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN 10: 0393089606
ISBN 13: 9780393089608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument Book Review:

The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it. A 16-ounce package of polished wood, strings, and air, the violin is perhaps the most affordable, portable, and adaptable instrument ever created. As congenial to reels, ragas, Delta blues, and indie rock as it is to solo Bach and late Beethoven, it has been played standing or sitting, alone or in groups, in bars, churches, concert halls, lumber camps, even concentration camps, by pros and amateurs, adults and children, men and women, at virtually any latitude on any continent. Despite dogged attempts by musicologists worldwide to find its source, the violin’s origins remain maddeningly elusive. The instrument surfaced from nowhere in particular, in a world that Columbus had only recently left behind and Shakespeare had yet to put on paper. By the end of the violin’s first century, people were just discovering its possibilities. But it was already the instrument of choice for some of the greatest music ever composed by the end of its second. By the dawn of its fifth, it was established on five continents as an icon of globalization, modernization, and social mobility, an A-list trophy, and a potential capital gain. In The Violin, David Schoenbaum has combined the stories of its makers, dealers, and players into a global history of the past five centuries. From the earliest days, when violin makers acquired their craft from box makers, to Stradivari and the Golden Age of Cremona; Vuillaume and the Hills, who turned it into a global collectible; and incomparable performers from Paganini and Joachim to Heifetz and Oistrakh, Schoenbaum lays out the business, politics, and art of the world’s most versatile instrument.

Isaac Stern a live in music Vol 18

Isaac Stern a live in music Vol  18
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 19??
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1115933893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Isaac Stern a live in music Vol 20

Isaac Stern a live in music Vol  20
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 19??
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1117016340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Isaac Stern a live in music Vol 17

Isaac Stern a live in music Vol  17
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 19??
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1116629237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Nine Lives

My Nine Lives
Author: Leon Fleisher,Anne Midgette
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0767931378
ISBN 13: 9780767931373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Nine Lives Book Review:

The acclaimed pianist describes his thirty-year effort to battle a mysterious condition that rendered him unable to use two fingers, relating how he was miraculously cured by an experimental treatment.

Isaac Stern a live in music Vol 19

Isaac Stern a live in music Vol  19
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 19??
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1115860445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isaac Stern a live in music Vol 19 Book Review:

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
Author: Barry Seldes
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 9780520943070
ISBN 13: 0520943074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonard Bernstein Book Review:

From his dazzling conducting debut in 1943 until his death in 1990, Leonard Bernstein's star blazed brilliantly. In this fresh and revealing biography of Bernstein's political life, Barry Seldes examines Bernstein's career against the backdrop of cold war America—blacklisting by the State Department in 1950, voluntary exile from the New York Philharmonic in 1951 for fear that he might be blacklisted, signing a humiliating affidavit to regain his passport—and the factors that by the mid-1950s allowed his triumphant return to the New York Philharmonic. Seldes for the first time links Bernstein's great concert-hall and musical-theatrical achievements and his real and perceived artistic setbacks to his involvement with progressive political causes. Making extensive use of previously untapped FBI files as well as overlooked materials in the Library of Congress's Bernstein archive, Seldes illuminates the ways in which Bernstein's career intersected with the twentieth century's most momentous events. This broadly accessible and impressively documented account of the celebrity-maestro's life deepens our understanding of an entire era as it reveals important and often ignored intersections of American culture and political power.

A Plague of Dreamers

A Plague of Dreamers
Author: Steve Stern
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1997-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780815604532
ISBN 13: 081560453X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Plague of Dreamers Book Review:

This collection of comic tales centres on The Pinch - a backwater Jewish community in Memphis - whose citizens refer to themselves as The Lost Tribe. Stern's characters are plagued by history, lust, solitude and the extravagance of their imaginations.

A Century of Wisdom

A Century of Wisdom
Author: Caroline Stoessinger
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN 10: 0812992814
ISBN 13: 9780812992816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Century of Wisdom Book Review:

The subject of the Academy Award–winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life—an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism. Before her death at 110, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer was an eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one. She had seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. As a child in Prague, she spent weekends and holidays in the company of Franz Kafka (whom she knew as “Uncle Franz”), and Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, and Rainer Maria Rilke were friendly with her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir attended her house concerts, as did Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Isaac Stern. Until the end of her life Alice, who lived in London, practiced piano for hours every day. Despite her imprisonment in Theresienstadt and the murders of her mother, husband, and friends by the Nazis, and much later the premature death of her son, Alice was victorious in her ability to live a life without bitterness. She credited music as the key to her survival, as well as her ability to acknowledge the humanity in each person, even her enemies. A Century of Wisdom is the remarkable and inspiring story of one woman’s lifelong determination—in the face of some of the worst evils known to man—to find goodness in life. It is a testament to the bonds of friendship, the power of music, and the importance of leading a life of material simplicity, intellectual curiosity, and never-ending optimism. Praise for A Century of Wisdom “An instruction manual for a life well lived.”—The Wall Street Journal “As if her 108 years of experience alone were not enough to coax you, there is the overarching fact that draws people to Herz-Sommer’s story: She survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp and is believed to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor.”—The Washington Post “I have rarely read a Holocaust survivor’s memoir as enriching and meaningful. Get Caroline Stoessinger’s book, A Century of Wisdom, telling Alice Herz-Sommer’s tale of her struggles and triumphs. You will feel rewarded.”—Elie Wiesel “A Century of Wisdom is a stately and elegant book about an artist who found deliverance in her passion for music. Caroline Stoessinger writes with a special purity, as though she were arranging pearls on a string of silk.”—Pat Conroy “As one of millions who fell in love on YouTube with Alice Herz-Sommer, a 108-year-old Holocaust survivor who plays the piano and greets each day with no hint of bitterness, I’m grateful to Caroline Stoessinger for writing a book that explains this mystery. You will be inspired by the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, who lives to teach us.”—Gloria Steinem “I walked on the cobblestones in Prague for thirty years wondering who might have walked on them before me: Kafka, Freud, Mahler. It feels like a miracle to have encountered, in Caroline Stoessinger’s wonderful book, Alice Herz-Sommer, who walked with them all—with a heart full of music.”—Peter Sis “A Century of Wisdom is universal and will enrich readers for generations to come.”—Itzhak Perlman

The North of God

The North of God
Author: Steve Stern
Publsiher: Melville House Pub
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124043964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North of God Book Review:

In a boxcar crammed with Jews headed for a concentration camp, one man attempts to tell a story vital enough to displace the horror.

From the Leader s Chair

From the Leader s Chair
Author: Kenneth Sillito
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781528904858
ISBN 13: 1528904850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Leader s Chair Book Review:

Kenneth Sillito is internationally recognised as one of Britain's most distinguished musicians. Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he studied with David Martin at the Royal Academy of Music, and in Rome with Remy Principe. His first major appointment was as associate leader of the newly created English Chamber Orchestra in 1960. He was subsequently appointed leader and remained with the orchestra until 1973, during which time he established a worldwide reputation as both director and soloist. In 1967, he founded the Gabrieli String Quartet, which swiftly established itself as one of this country's leading chamber ensembles. With the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which he joined in l980, Kenneth led and directed innumerable distinguished recordings and performances until his retirement in 2012. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy in 1971 and awarded the highly prestigious Cobbett Medal in 2017 by The Worshipful Company of Musicians for his services to chamber music.

The Angel of Forgetfulness

The Angel of Forgetfulness
Author: Steve Stern
Publsiher: Viking Press
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060593749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Angel of Forgetfulness Book Review:

In a trilogy of connected stories that revolve around an unfinished manuscript and a fallen angel's relationship with his half-mortal son in 1900 New York, three people depart from their ordinary lives in the wake of a series of extraordinary adventures. By the award-winning author of The Wedding Jester. 17,500 first printing.

Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler
Author: David Crowe
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN 10: 0465008496
ISBN 13: 9780465008490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oskar Schindler Book Review:

Spy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile. This was Oskar Schindler, the controversial savior of almost 12,000 Jews during the Holocaust who struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds. Author David Crowe examines every phase of the subject's life in this landmark biography, presenting a figure of mythic proportions that one prominent Schindler Jew described as “an extraordinary man in extraordinary times.”