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The nightingale's sonata : the musical odyssey of Lea Luboshutz, Thomas Wolf

Label
The nightingale's sonata : the musical odyssey of Lea Luboshutz
Title
The nightingale's sonata
Title remainder
the musical odyssey of Lea Luboshutz
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Wolf
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A moving and uplifting history set to music that reveals the rich life of one of the first internationally renowned female violinists. Spanning generations, from the shores of the Black Sea to the glittering concert halls of New York, The Nightingale's Sonata is a richly woven tapestry centered around violin virtuoso Lea Luboshutz. Like many poor Jews, music offered an escape from the prejudices that dominated society in the last years of the Russian Empire. But Lea's dramatic rise as an artist was further accentuated by her scandalous relationship with the revolutionary Onissim Goldovsky. As the world around them descends in to chaos, between revolution and war, we follow Lea and her family from Russia to Europe and eventually, America. We cross paths with Pablo Casals, Isadora Duncan, Emile Zola and even Leo Tolstoy. The little girl from Odessa will eventually end up as one of the founding faculty of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, but along the way she will lose her true love, her father, and watch a son die young. The Iron Curtain would rise, but through it all, she plays on. Woven throughout this luminous odyssey is the story is César Franck's "Sonata for Violin and Piano," a work championed by Lea, one of the first-ever internationally recognized female violinists. It became a touchstone for her, for her multi-generational family of musicians, and for scores of her students who played this masterwork throughout the world
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Thomas
Dewey number
787.2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
ML418.L83
LC item number
W65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews, Russian
  • Jewish musicians
  • Luboshutz, Lea
  • Violinists
  • Violinists
  • Violinists
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Pennsylvania
Label
The nightingale's sonata : the musical odyssey of Lea Luboshutz, Thomas Wolf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"For those interested in readings, recordings, and films related to the subject matter and characters in the book, please check the web site: www.nightingalessonata.com."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-50) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude (1853 to 1885) -- The music begins. Allegretto ben moderato (1885 to 1903) -- The tempest. Allegro (1903 to 1921) -- The longest journey. Recitative-fantasia : ben moderato (1921 to 1930) -- Tragedies and triumphs. Allegretto poco mosso (1930 to 1965) -- The end of the sonata (1965 to 2018) -- Endnotes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xx, 375 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, genealogical table, music
System control number
  • on1053999311
  • (OCoLC)1053999311
Label
The nightingale's sonata : the musical odyssey of Lea Luboshutz, Thomas Wolf
Publication
Copyright
Note
"For those interested in readings, recordings, and films related to the subject matter and characters in the book, please check the web site: www.nightingalessonata.com."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-50) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude (1853 to 1885) -- The music begins. Allegretto ben moderato (1885 to 1903) -- The tempest. Allegro (1903 to 1921) -- The longest journey. Recitative-fantasia : ben moderato (1921 to 1930) -- Tragedies and triumphs. Allegretto poco mosso (1930 to 1965) -- The end of the sonata (1965 to 2018) -- Endnotes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xx, 375 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, genealogical table, music
System control number
  • on1053999311
  • (OCoLC)1053999311

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