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A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me (SIGNED)

Kaufman, Louis & Annette Kaufman & Jim Svejda

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ISBN 10: 0299183807 / ISBN 13: 9780299183806
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, 2003
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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SIGNED and inscribed on front endpaper by Annette Kaufman. ; Tight, clean and crisp. A touch of light shelf wear, otherwise in Very Good condition and now protected in a new Mylar cover. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. ; 10.10 X 7.10 X 1.50 inches; 488 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 25975

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Title: A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi ...

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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This fascinating memoir, written by one of the greatest American violinists of the twentieth century, recounts an extraordinary life in music.
    Once called by the New York Times "a violinist's violinist and a musician's musician," Louis Kaufman was born in 1905 in Portland, Oregon. He studied violin with Franz Kneisl at New York's Institute of Musical Art. He was the original violist of the Musical Art Quartet (1926-1933) and won the Naumburg Award in 1928, the year of his American solo recital debut in New York's Town Hall.
    During these early years, he played chamber music with Pablo Casals, Mischa Elman, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Efrem Zimbalist, among others. After performing the violin solos for Ernst Lubitsch's 1934 film The Merry Widow, Kaufman became the most sought after violin soloist in Hollywood, playing in some 500 films, including Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, The Diary of Anne Frank, Wuthering Heights, The Grapes of Wrath, and Spartacus. He worked closely with Robert Russell Bennett, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, Miklós Rózsa, Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, and Victor Young.     
    Extraordinary as it seems today, Kaufman was largely responsible for bringing the once-forgotten music of Antonio Vivaldi to its current popularity worldwide among both classical musicians and the general population of music lovers.
    The book includes a music CD with Kaufman’s performances of Vivaldi’s Concerto 2 of op. 9, Havanaise by Camille Saint Saëns, Nocturne for Violin and Piano by Aaron Copland, Much Ado about Nothing Suite for violin and piano by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Jerome Kern, among other favorites.

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