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By Annette Morreau

The meteoric profession of the Austrian cellist Emanuel Feuermann ended along with his unexpected and tragic loss of life in 1942, elderly in basic terms 39. an excellent soloist and chamber performer, many anticipated him to inherit from Pablo Casals the acceptance of the best cellist of all time. The trio he shaped with Jasha Heifetz and Artur Rubinstein was once thought of the best chamber ensemble on the earth. This biography of Feuermann - a mixture of documentary and oral heritage and narrative - discusses his existence, paintings and legacy, and seeks to award him where in musical heritage that he used to be denied by way of his early loss of life. Born a hundred years in the past in a humble Galician shtetl, Feuermann grew to adulthood in a tumultuous period. Annette Morreau offers an account of the area wars, politics, tune tradition, and recording background that shape the context of his achievements. She additionally offers precious aspect approximately Feuermann's existence, drawing on interviews and personal letters of kin, colleagues, scholars and acquaintances, in addition to on a wealth of first-hand reminiscences from essentially the most exceptional musicians of the twentieth century. Morreau describes Feuermann's exact sort of taking part in, basing her checks at the many surviving recordings he made and on modern press stories accrued all over the world. furthermore, in order that readers can pass judgement on Feuermann's awesome expertise for themselves, a CD with examples of his performances is incorporated with the publication.

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