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Violins of Hope

Author : James A. Grymes
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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.

Violins of Hope Nashville

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A volume commemorating the Violins of Hope Nashville project that was presented by the Nashville Symphony and the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee in the spring of 2018. This initiative involved over two dozen different organizations in the Middle Tennessee area, highlighting a collection of historic instruments owned and played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and painstakingly restored by Israeli luthiers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein.

International Violin Guitar Makers and Musicians

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Queen the Show Must Go on

Author : Johann Pinter
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The Musical World

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Testing Hearing

Author : Alexandra Hui
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Testing Hearing: The Making of Modern Aurality argues that the modern cultural practices of hearing and testing have emerged from a long interrelationship. Since the early nineteenth century, auditory test tools (whether organ pipes or electronic tone generators) and the results of hearing tests have fed back into instrument calibration, human training, architecture, and the creation of new musical sounds. Hearing tests received a further boost around 1900 as a result of injury compensation laws and state and professional demands for aptitude testing in schools, conservatories, the military, and other fields. Applied at large scale, tests of seemingly small measure-of auditory acuity, of hearing range-helped redefine the modern concept of hearing as such. During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the epistemic function of hearing expanded. Hearing took on the dual role of test object and test instrument; in the latter case, human hearing became a gauge by which to evaluate or regulate materials, nonhuman organisms, equipment, and technological systems. This book considers both the testing of hearing and testing with hearing to explore the co-creation of modern epistemic and auditory cultures. The book's twelve contributors trace the design of ever more specific tests for the arts, education and communication, colonial and military applications, sociopolitical and industrial endeavors. Together, they demonstrate that testing as such became an enduring and wide-ranging cultural technique in the modern period, one that is situated between histories of scientific experimentation and many fields of application.

The Violin Times

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Violins and Violinists Magazine

Author : Ernest N. Doring
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The Violin and the Art of Its Construction

Author : August Riechers
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Famous Violinists and Fine Violins

Author : Thomas Lamb Phipson
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The Sound of Hope

Author : Kellie D. Brown
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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.

Reuter s Consumer Report on Violins Violas Celli Basses and Bows

Author : Fritz Reuter
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The Musical Standard

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The British Union catalogue of Early Music Before the Year 1801

Author : Edith Betty Schnapper
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The Violin Makers Journal

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Music Books on Music and Sound Recordings

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Journal of the Violin Society of America

Author : Violin Society of America
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Musical Acoustics

Author : Carleen Maley Hutchins
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The Violin makers of the Low Countries Belgium and Holland

Author : Max Möller
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Warning and Hope

Author : William Samelson
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Warning and Hope is unique in many ways. It is a well of information about the Nazi persecution of the Jews and other minorities, the global consequences of these acts of terror and the mentality of the perpetrators as well as the victims, and the hypocrisy of the passive bystanders. As a concise and comprehensive text, its straightforward narrative will appeal to the casual reader and the serious Shoah student alike, for it responds to the most frequently asked questions. This book not only describes the horrific historic events of the Holocaust, but also penetrates to the heart of the matter with an emphasis on the detection of the early signposts heralding similar events.