Violins and Hope

Violins and Hope
Author: DANIEL. WELSER-MOEST LEVIN (FRANZ.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781938086861
ISBN 13: 1938086864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violins and Hope Book Review:

This book chronicles the story of how violins from the Holocaust now sing in symphony halls.

Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope
Author: James A. Grymes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 0062246844
ISBN 13: 9780062246844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violins of Hope Book Review:

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for centuries, both as a popular instrument with classical Jewish musicians—Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman—and also a central factor of social life as part of the enduring Klezmer tradition. But during the Holocaust, the violin assumed extraordinary new roles within the Jewish community. For some musicians, the instrument was a liberator; for others, it was a savior that spared their lives. For many, the violin provided comfort in mankind’s darkest hour, and, in at least one case, helped avenge murdered family members. Above all, the violins of the Holocaust represented strength and optimism for the future. In Violins of Hope, music historian James A. Grymes tells the amazing, horrifying, and inspiring story of the violins of the Holocaust, and of Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli violinmaker who has devoted the past twenty years to restoring these instruments in tribute to those who were lost, including 400 members of his own family. Juxtaposing tales of individual violins with one man’s harrowing struggle to reconcile his own family’s history and the history of his people, it is a poignant, affecting, and ultimately uplifting look at the Holocaust and its enduring impact.

The Violin Conspiracy

The Violin Conspiracy
Author: Brendan Slocumb
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 059331543X
ISBN 13: 9780593315439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Conspiracy Book Review:

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music world—when a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world. “I loved The Violin Conspiracy for exactly the same reasons I loved The Queen’s Gambit: a surprising, beautifully rendered underdog hero I cared about deeply and a fascinating, cutthroat world I knew nothing about—in this case, classical music.” —Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.

The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 1401690602
ISBN 13: 9781401690601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Butterfly and the Violin Book Review:

“Fresh. Fascinating. Unforgettable. The Butterfl y and the Violin is a masterpiece of a debut.” —Laura Frantz, author of Love’s Reckoning ". . . impossible to put down." —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! A Mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan. Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl—a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes. In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover—the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul—who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting’s subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron. A darling of the Austrian aristocracy of 1942, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire. As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: the grim camps of Auschwitz and the inner recesses of her own troubled heart. "In her historical series debut, Cambron expertly weaves together multiple plotlines, time lines, and perspectives to produce a poignant tale of the power of love and faith in difficult circumstances. Those interested in stories of survival and the Holocaust, such as Eli Wiesel’s Night, will want to read." —Library Journal, starred review ". . . debut novelist Cambron vividly recounts interwoven sagas of heartache and recovery through courage, love, art, and faith." —Publishers Weekly Includes Reading Group Guide

Ada s Violin

Ada s Violin
Author: Susan Hood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1481430955
ISBN 13: 9781481430951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ada s Violin Book Review:

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

Father s Violin

Father s Violin
Author: John Hope
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2020-08-26
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798656119283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Father s Violin Book Review:

After thirteen-year-old Hertz endures World War II, he must now survive Berlin's devastation. With only Father's violin as comfort, Hertz forges for food with his older sister Elsa, best friend Jakub from Poland, and fellow Berliners. Meanwhile, Soviet soldiers police the streets and blockade people from traveling to the American-controlled areas of Berlin. To cope, Hertz plays Father's violin at night, lighting the darkness with the beauty of mankind. In doing so, an unexpected hope arises among the German people, Soviets, and Americans alike. But is this enough to save Hertz and his desolated home?

Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin

Hana Hashimoto  Sixth Violin
Author: Chieri Uegaki
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1771382694
ISBN 13: 9781771382694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin Book Review:

Hana has signed up to play the violin at the talent show, even though she’s only had three lessons. Her brothers predict disaster. But Hana practices and practices, inspired by her grandfather, or Ojiichan, who played the violin every day when she visited him in Japan. As Hana takes the stage, doubt is all she can hear, until she recalls her grandfather’s words of encouragement, and shows the audience how beautiful music can take many forms.

Music in the Holocaust

Music in the Holocaust
Author: Shirli Gilbert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2005-03-17
ISBN 10: 0199277974
ISBN 13: 9780199277971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in the Holocaust Book Review:

Shirli Gilbert has produced the first large-scale, critical account of the role of music amongst communities imprisoned under Nazism. She documents a wide scope of musical activities in Nazi internment centres, and is also concerned with exploring the ways in which music - particularly the many songs that were preserved - contribute to our broader understanding of the Holocaust and the experiences of its victims.

Violin For Dummies

Violin For Dummies
Author: Katharine Rapoport
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1119731364
ISBN 13: 9781119731368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin For Dummies Book Review:

Take a (violin) bow and let your inner musician shine! You don’t have to be a genius to start fiddling around! Violin For Dummies helps budding violinists of all ages begin to play. If you’ve never read a note of music, this book will show you how to turn those little black dots into beautiful notes. Start slow as you learn how to hold the instrument, use the bow, finger notes, and play in tune. Watch yourself blossom into a musician with tips on technique and style. When you’re ready to go further, this book will help you find the people and resources that can help you get just a little closer to virtuoso! Your own private lessons are right inside this book, with the included online video and audio instruction, plus recordings that will help you develop your “ear.” This book takes the guesswork out of learning an instrument, so you’ll be ready to join the band when the time comes! Choose a violin and learn the basics of holding the instrument and playing notes Start reading music with this fast-and-easy introduction to musical notation Improve your musicianship and start to play in groups Explore different music styles and legendary violin composers The violin is a beautiful thing—adding melody everywhere from orchestras to folk and pop tunes. With Violin For Dummies, you can make the music your own, even if you’re a total music beginner.

The Sound of Hope

The Sound of Hope
Author: Kellie D. Brown
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN 10: 1476670560
ISBN 13: 9781476670560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound of Hope Book Review:

Since ancient times, music has demonstrated the incomparable ability to touch and resonate with the human spirit as a tool for communication, emotional expression, and as a medium of cultural identity. During World War II, Nazi leadership recognized the power of music and chose to harness it with malevolence, using its power to push their own agenda and systematically stripping it away from the Jewish people and other populations they sought to disempower. But music also emerged as a counterpoint to this hate, withstanding Nazi attempts to exploit or silence it. Artistic expression triumphed under oppressive regimes elsewhere as well, including the horrific siege of Leningrad and in Japanese internment camps in the Pacific. The oppressed stubbornly clung to music, wherever and however they could, to preserve their culture, to uplift the human spirit and to triumph over oppression, even amid incredible tragedy and suffering. This volume draws together the musical connections and individual stories from this tragic time through scholarly literature, diaries, letters, memoirs, compositions, and art pieces. Collectively, they bear witness to the power of music and offer a reminder to humanity of the imperative each faces to not only remember, but to prevent another such cataclysm.

Land of Hope and Glory Pomp and Circumstance Easy Violin Sheet Music

Land of Hope and Glory Pomp and Circumstance Easy Violin Sheet Music
Author: Edward Elgar
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 1312403888
ISBN 13: 9781312403888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land of Hope and Glory Pomp and Circumstance Easy Violin Sheet Music Book Review:

From British Composer Edward Elgar's, Patriotic March for Easy Violin A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!

The Violin of Auschwitz

The Violin of Auschwitz
Author: Maria Angels Anglada
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 0553907816
ISBN 13: 9780553907810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin of Auschwitz Book Review:

An international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man’s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history’s greatest atrocity. In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin. . . . Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel’s former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp’s two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure. Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty—and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation—The Violin of Auschwitz is more than just a novel: It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity.

Itzhak

Itzhak
Author: Tracy Newman
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 1683358481
ISBN 13: 9781683358480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Itzhak Book Review:

This picture-book biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will inspire young readers to follow the melody within themselves A 2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children Honor Book Before becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman was simply a boy who loved music. Raised by a poor immigrant family in a tiny Tel Aviv apartment, baby Itzhak was transformed by the sounds from his family’s kitchen radio—graceful classical symphonies, lively klezmer tunes, and soulful cantorial chants. The rich melodies and vibrant rhythms spoke to him like magic, filling his mind with vivid rainbows of color. After begging his parents for an instrument, Itzhak threw his heart and soul into playing the violin. Despite enormous obstacles—including a near-fatal bout of polio that left him crippled for life—Itzhak persevered, honing his extraordinary gift. When he performed on the Ed Sullivan Show sat only 13, audiences around the world were mesmerized by the warmth, joy, and passion in every note. Gorgeously illustrated with extensive back matter, this picture-book biography recounts Itzhak’s childhood journey—from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso.

Jars of Hope

Jars of Hope
Author: Jennifer Roy
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-08
ISBN 10: 1491460725
ISBN 13: 9781491460726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jars of Hope Book Review:

"Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust"--

Violin

Violin
Author: Anne Rice
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0345425308
ISBN 13: 9780345425300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin Book Review:

The demonic ghost of a Russian aristocrat uses his magic violin to enchant the exquisite Triana and transport her to a terrifying realm where they join a battle of wills, in an evocative tale of seduction. Reprint.

The Old Violin

The Old Violin
Author: Dorothy MacIntosh
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 1525567268
ISBN 13: 9781525567261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Violin Book Review:

Alex Blair was a famous violinist in some of the greatest concert halls in the united States and Canada. Suddenly he removed himself from that life and lived almost as a recluse in the rural district of Guysborough County in Nova Scotia. He placed various notes about his life in his violin case which he left with his daughterin-law before his death. The notes were discovered by his great granddaughter – Ann Blair. Ann was a highschool math teacher and the story unfolds as she finds the messages left in the old case. Some of the information she found was unknown to the family and they change the course of her life. It is the story of the many twists and turns that can occur in several generations of family life and the impact they can have on the following generations. It is certain, many families can compare it with their own family history. Life is unpredictable and each day can bring surprises – some good, some not so good. We have no control of that and are forced to live life as it presents itself. We must trust in God and hope for the best.

The Lady with the Books

The Lady with the Books
Author: Kathy Stinson
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1525306006
ISBN 13: 9781525306006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lady with the Books Book Review:

A fictionalized retelling of how books from around the world helped children in Germany recuperate after WWII. Anneliese and Peter will never be the same after the war that took their father’s life. One day, while wandering the ruined streets of Munich, the children follow a line of people entering a building, thinking there may be free food inside. Instead, they are delighted to discover a great hall filled with children’s books — more books than Anneliese can count. Here, they meet the lady with the books, who will have a larger impact on the children’s lives than they could have ever imagined. The place between despair and hope can often be found between the covers of a book.

Playing for Time

Playing for Time
Author: Fania Fénelon
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1997-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780815604945
ISBN 13: 0815604947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing for Time Book Review:

In 1943, Fania Fénelon was a Paris cabaret singer, a secret member of the Resistance, and a Jew. Captured by the Nazis, she was sent to Auschwitz, and later, Bergen-Belsen. With unnerving clarity and an astonishing ability to find humor where only despair should prevail, the author charts her eleven months as one of "the orchestra girls"; writes of the loves, the laughter, hatreds, jealousies, and tensions that racked this privileged group whose only hope of survival was to make music.

The Violinist of Auschwitz

The Violinist of Auschwitz
Author: Ellie Midwood
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 1800191391
ISBN 13: 9781800191396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violinist of Auschwitz Book Review:

“Absolutely adored this! Incredibly moving. I had tears welling up and my heart was racing. Did not want to put it down… I felt like I was actually there, I could practically hear the orchestra in the room with me.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Based on the unforgettable true story of Alma Rosé, The Violinist of Auschwitz brings to life one of history’s most fearless, inspiring and courageous heroines. Alma’s bravery saved countless lives, bringing hope to those who had forgotten its meaning… In Auschwitz, every day is a fight for survival. Alma is inmate 50381, the number tattooed on her in pale blue ink. She is cooped up with thousands of others, torn from loved ones, trapped in a maze of barbed wire. Every day people disappear, never to be seen again. This tragic reality couldn’t be further from Alma’s previous life. An esteemed violinist, her performances left her audiences spellbound. But when the Nazis descend on Europe, none of that can save her… When the head of the women’s camp appoints Alma as the conductor of the orchestra, performing for prisoners trudging to work as well as the highest-ranking Nazis, Alma refuses: “they can kill me but they won’t make me play”. Yet she soon realises the power this position offers: she can provide starving girls with extra rations and save many from the clutches of death. This is how Alma meets Miklos, a talented pianist. Surrounded by despair, they find happiness in joint rehearsals, secret notes, and concerts they give side by side ­­­­– all the while praying that this will one day end. But in Auschwitz, the very air is tainted with loss, and tragedy is the only certainty… In such a hopeless place, can their love survive? This devastatingly heartbreaking yet beautifully hopeful tale proves that even in the darkest of days, love can prevail––and give you something to live for. Fans of The Choice, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Orphan Train will lose their hearts to this magnificent tale. Readers love The Violinist of Auschwitz: “If I could give this book ten stars I would! Was sorry when the book finally ended… Will remain with me for a very long time… I absolutely loved this.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow! Just wow… Utterly heartbreaking… I’m speechless.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Phenomenal! Absolutely brilliant! This book requires a standing ovation for sure!… Crushingly heart-breaking yet beautiful.” Battle of the Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I absolutely loved it!!!… Amazing. It was so beautifully written… Amazingly well done.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Soul-wrenching… I have been through boxes of Kleenex… Even writing this review I have tears.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I picked up this book this morning thinking I would read for half an hour before I dealt with life for the day. Next thing I know, it’s seven hours later, I’ve got tears streaming down my face, the book is finished and I am wondering how I have gone thirty years without knowing who the incredible Alma Rosé was and the astonishing impact she left on the world.” Apageofwordsandwishes, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow! What a read!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I was in tears. The tears never left and I read this in one sitting, not from the ease of the read, but from the sheer inability to put it down… Oh my, I could go on and on… Bravo, Ellie, Bravo!” The Hist Fic Chic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this book so much!! I thought the story was both beautiful and heartbreaking… I was hooked.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow. My favorite book of 2020.” Southern Belle Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Oh my goodness. Definitely have tissues at hand!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It will make you cry, make you smile and break your heart.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lev s Violin

Lev s Violin
Author: Helena Attlee
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0241402565
ISBN 13: 9780241402566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lev s Violin Book Review:

*A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* 'Utterly enthralling - a beautifully-written voyage of discovery that takes us deep into the heart of music-making' Deborah Moggach From the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry and the stories contained within its delicate wooden body, she sets out for Cremona, birthplace of the Italian violin. This is the beginning of a beguiling journey whose end she could never have anticipated. Making its way from dusty workshops, through Alpine forests, cool Venetian churches, glittering Florentine courts, and far-flung Russian flea markets, Lev's Violin takes us from the heart of Italian culture to its very furthest reaches. Its story of luthiers and scientists, princes and orphans, musicians, composers, travellers and raconteurs swells to a poignant meditation on the power of objects, stories and music to shape individual lives and to craft entire cultures.