The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson Frances Brent

ISBN: 9781934633113

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224 pages


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The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson  by  Frances Brent

The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson by Frances Brent
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To a musician, his instrument is a partner, an extension of himself.Frances Brent explores the fate of Lev Aronson and the prizedinstruments that passed through his hands as a way of understandingwhat was lost and preserved during the Holocaust. BornMoreTo a musician, his instrument is a partner, an extension of himself.Frances Brent explores the fate of Lev Aronson and the prizedinstruments that passed through his hands as a way of understandingwhat was lost and preserved during the Holocaust. Born in Germany, butraised in Russia and Latvia, Aronson traveled through the music worldof Europe with great expectations and encountered its cultural collapsefirst hand.In the Riga Ghetto and in German concentration camps Aronson isforced to reshape his own identity in order to survive.

He loses hislover but marries a young dancer who helps him rebuild his life as amusician. In the camps, he “think-sings” the concertos he knows frommemory, establishing a sense of time and patience that gives him thestrength to survive. After the war, he became the principal cellist inthe Dallas symphony, renowned worldwide as a teacher of cello.Brent paints a moving portrait of a Jewish musician who transcendedhis own personal losses to transmit the culture of musical Europe to ageneration of Americans.



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