And do you also play the violin?

And do you also play the violin?

by Carl F. Flesch


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And do you also play the violin? by Carl F. Flesch

Carl F. Flesch is the son of the famous German violinist Carl Flesch [1873-1944] and grew up in the Berlin of the 1920s and '30s. He thus came into almost daily contact with some of the foremost musicians of the century - Furtwängler, Kreisler, Schnabel, Heifetz, Thibaud - including, of course, his father's pupils - Rostal, Haendel, Neveu, and many others. 'And do you also play the violin?' was a question he was frequently asked as he grew up, and it explains his intention in writing this book: he had, in his words, 'a ringside seat' to observe these musicians from close quarters and writes about the men and women behind the famous names; examining, often with some humour, the relationship between teacher and pupil, the pressure on public performers, life as the child of a famous parent, and the effect on German musical life of the Nazis' accession to power.

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ISBN-13: 9780907689362
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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