Full Circle: A Dream Denied, A Vision Fulfilled

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Solly's dream is for his son Teddy to one day become a concert violinist. Eventually he comes to understand and to endure the heartbreak of knowing that the dream never will be realized. As Solly watches, life takes Teddy from gifted violin student to adult engineer and scientist, leaving no time for the career in music Solly so dearly wants his son to pursue. In the end, there emerges the essence of redemption as Teddy returns to the violin late in life and fulfills his and his father's vision. The story, which is a work of fiction based on real events, will fascinate readers from ages ten to one hundred who are interested in radio, communications, and music and in how it was to grow up in a family whose members trace their heritage to that great wave of immigrants that crashed onto America's shores in the mid- to late 1800s.

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This is a work of fiction based on real events. It is semi-autobiographical and depicts many actual events and people in my life, though some situations and almost all of the dialogue is pure invention. The story hinges on an unfortunate truth in life: sometimes, the most difficult conflicts are the ones we keep to ourselves. The basic framework is factual, especially in the case of my early years in music, my involvement with ham radio, and much of my career in communications/electronics. However, matters pertaining to specific musical instruments, compositions, concerts, and orchestral organizations as well as to financial investments and dates have been fictionalized in some instances for purposes of dramatic emphasis.
Real names are used in cases of people who have passed away. The names of living persons (with the exception of my family members' first names and of one University of Wisconsin-Madison professor's name) have been changed. For my family, the name "Stone" has been substituted for "Cohen" to acknowledge the fact that considerable license has been taken in telling the tale. Some characters are totally fictitious. Almost all of the geographic locations cited were or are now part of my life, though in some cases, the context in which they are presented has been changed. The names of some institutions of higher learning as well as certain concert halls are fictitious.
Truth be told, this book is a loving tribute to my parents, each of whom, in his and her own way, attempted to help me find my life's path. In the end, despite the twists and turns that are the stuff of life, I have played the violin for them every day since that fateful day many years ago, when after what in real life was a fifty-year hiatus, I again picked up the instrument and fulfilled my father's vision.

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And so, with that as background, the musicians began the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat Major, with its majestic first movement and long (approximately two-minute) orchestral introduction. The presentation moved on through the three movements--the second, a slow movement, and the third, as promised, a spirited romp in which the violinist and violist chased each other into the higher reaches of their instruments. The audience of thousands was absolutely silent between movements; not a sound could be heard at these times. It was as if everyone in the audience were holding his or her breath. Teddy could hear the perfection in Lissa's and his playing--the precise intonation, the absolutely perfect synchronization with the orchestra. It was nothing less than everything he knew Solly wanted--no, prayed--it would be!

When the last notes had died away, the audience burst into thunderous applause, a standing ovation almost deafening in its intensity! It lasted several minutes, and every time Teddy and Lissa turned to take their seats, it intensified even more, only to bring them reluctantly back to the podium. Graciously, they gestured to the conductor, who bowed deeply, and motioned for the entire orchestra to stand. Nothing, however, seemed to bring silence to the hall until the audience, exhausted, fell back into their seats.

Tears streamed down Solly's face.

 

From "Chapter IV: College, the Army, and New Love"

"You're not going to believe this," confided Harvey another night out of the blue, after Susan had gone to bed, "but after the outbreak of World War II, I was offered an Army commission by the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, U.S. Army, in Washington, DC. Shortly thereafter, I was ordered by my boss, General Stoner, the Chief Signal Officer, on a highly classified mission to Gander Lake, Newfoundland. There, I boarded a U.S. Navy tugboat that steamed out to sea, where we came alongside a U.S. Navy cruiser. "Once aboard, I was escorted to the Officer's Wardroom, where my boss, among others, was waiting." Harvey's voice now was almost a whisper, as if he were telling state secrets. "There, seated at the head of a big table, was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Seated next to him was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill. In fact, all of the heads of state of the Allied countries were there!

"The meeting concerned the German submarine menace to our North Atlantic convoys and, specifically, how to combat it. For almost two hours the Allied representatives considered proposal after proposal on how to counteract the increasing loss of men and ships. I got impatient, so I leaned over my boss' shoulder and asked him how much more of this jabber we had to listen to," said Harvey. "Stoner turned around and looked at me like I was nuts; then, he asked if I had a solution. I whispered, 'Yes'."

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