Lillian Fuchs: First Lady of the Viola

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Throughout her long and illustrious career, Lillian Fuchs was lauded as one of the first great American violists. This penetrating study of Ms. Fuchs's professional life as a performer, teacher, composer, arranger, and chamber music coach offers a fascinating view of this remarkable personality. whose professional life influenced countless musicians.

Based upon conversations with Ms. Fuchs and members of her family, interviews with former students and colleagues, and concert reviews, Lillian Fuchs: First Lady of the Viola draws together oral and written information to create a biographical portrait that also sheds light on the history of American music in the twentieth century--a time when talented women had to struggle fiercely to survive in the face of male domination of the music profession.

 

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This biography of a viola player is pretty thorough on the subject's career events, but seems like it is sketchy on personal life. Everything about her marriage and raising kids could be gathered from a few chapters and fit into a single paragraph of less than a dozen sentences. Read full review

Contents

THE EARLY YEARS
1
FROM VIOLIN TO VIOLA
13
THE LEVENTRITT FAMILY
21
THE PEROL╔ STRING QUARTET
28
FROM CHAMBER PLAYER TO SOLOIST
37
PHOTOGRAPHS
48
THE MUSICIANS GUILD
64
THE BACH SUITES
85
LIFE AFTER THE MUSICIANS GUILD
103
ARTISTTEACHER
113
EPILOGUE
123
APPENDIX A
125
APPENDIX B ARTICLESREVIEWS
133
RECORDINGS
137
BIBLIOGRAPHY
143
INDEX
149

COMPOSERARRANGER
93

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