The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

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Wiley, Sep 4, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Advance Praise for the Inextinguishable Symphony "A Fascinating Insight into a Virtually Unknown Chapter of Nazi Rule in Germany, Made all the More Engaging through a Son's Discovery of His Own Remarkable Parents." -Ted Koppel, ABC News "An Immensely Moving and Powerful Description of those Evil Times. I couldn't Put the Book Down." -James Galway "Martin Goldsmith has Written a Moving and Personal Account of a Search for Identity. His is a Story that will Touch All Readers with Its Integrity. This is not about Exorcising Ghosts, but Rather Awakening Passions that no One Ever Knew Existed. This is a Journey Everyone should Take." -Leonard Slatkin, Music Director National Symphony Orchestra "For Years I've been Familiar with Martin Goldsmith's Musical Expertise. This Book Explains the Source of His Knowledge and His Passion for the Subject. In Tracking the Extraordinary Story of His Parents and the Jewish Kulturbund, Martin Unfolds a Little-Known Piece of Holocaust History, and Finds Depths in His Own Heart that Warm the Hearts of Readers." -Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent National Public Radio "[A] Strong and Painful Book, Well-Written, Well-Researched, Moving, and Very Instructive." -Ned Rorem, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer

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User Review  - suesbooks - LibraryThing

The story was better than the writing. I found a lot of details unnecessary, and there were also other parts of the experience that I wish were more detailed. I'm sure this was a difficult book to write and appreciate learning about the lives of the Goldsmiths. Read full review

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User Review  - pine1211 - LibraryThing

Great story describing an often forgotten part of history in Germany during the 1930's and early 40's. What happened to music and other cultural aspects of Jewish life under Hitler and how some were able to survive, find love and emigrate to other countries. Read full review

Contents

Alex and Giinther
5
Julian and Rosemarie
30
The Kubu
51
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About the author (2000)

MARTIN GOLDSMITH is senior commentator for National Public Radio. From 1989 to 1999, he was host of Performance Today, NPR's daily classical music program. Prior to that he served for a dozen years at NPR member station WETA-FM in Washington, D.C., as producer, announcer, music director, and program director.

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