My First 79 Years

My First 79 Years

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Baker & Taylor
The world famous musician describes his decades-long love affair with the world of music, and the violin in particular, his friendships with such notable colleagues as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals, his ideas and beliefs about art and life, and his dedicated work with younger musicians. 60,000 first printing.

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Renowned violinist Isaac Stern shares both his personal and his artistic experiences the story of his rise to eminence, his feelings about music and the violin, his rich emotional life, his great friendships and collaborations with colleagues such as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals, his background as an ardent supporter of Israel, and his ideas and beliefs about art, life, love, and the world we live in. He and writer Chaim Potok spent a year talking and sharing their perceptions, and as a result, Stern's voice comes through persuasively as the musician and humanitarian loved and admired worldwide. Contains many b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
For sixty-four years, Isaac Stern has been a great - and greatly loved - performing artist, famous for his profound music-making, his gusto for life, his passionate dedication to sharing his knowledge and wisdom with younger musicians, and his determination in a good cause.
Brought to America from Russia when he was ten months old, Stern grew up in San Francisco and was quickly recognized as an extraordinary talent. He began performing publicly while still very young, and was soon touring across the country and around the world. His fame escalated when he led the fight to save Carnegie Hall, and again when he was the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary film From Mao to Mozart.
In this book he shares with us both his personal and his artistic experiences: the story of his rise to eminence; his feelings about music and the violin; his rich emotional life; his great friendships and collaborations with colleagues such as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals; his background as an ardent supporter of Israel; his ideas and beliefs about art, life, love, and the world we live in.

Baker
& Taylor

The world famous violinist describes his decades-long love affair with the world of music, his friendships with such notable colleagues as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals, his ideas and beliefs about art and life, and his dedicated work with younger musicians

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
ISBN: 9780679451303
0679451307
Branch Call Number: 92 St46 1999
Characteristics: 317 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Potok, Chaim
Alternative Title: My first seventy nine years

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beebee40 Oct 09, 2013

Interesting but I do not like dual "authors." Quite obvious that Stern had no small opinion of himself. His ego was immense.

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