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By Annette Morreau

The meteoric profession of the Austrian cellist Emanuel Feuermann ended along with his unexpected and tragic dying in 1942, elderly in simple terms 39. an excellent soloist and chamber performer, many anticipated him to inherit from Pablo Casals the popularity of the best cellist of all time. The trio he shaped with Jasha Heifetz and Artur Rubinstein used to be thought of the best chamber ensemble on the planet. This biography of Feuermann - a mixture of documentary and oral historical past and narrative - discusses his existence, paintings and legacy, and seeks to award him where in musical heritage that he was once denied by way of his early dying. Born a hundred years in the past in a humble Galician shtetl, Feuermann grew to adulthood in a tumultuous period. Annette Morreau supplies an account of the area wars, politics, track tradition, and recording heritage that shape the context of his achievements. She additionally offers priceless element approximately Feuermann's lifestyles, drawing on interviews and personal letters of relatives, colleagues, scholars and associates, in addition to on a wealth of first-hand reminiscences from the most wonderful musicians of the 20 th century. Morreau describes Feuermann's distinctive type of taking part in, basing her tests at the many surviving recordings he made and on modern press stories accumulated around the world. in addition, in order that readers can pass judgement on Feuermann's impressive expertise for themselves, a CD with examples of his performances is integrated with the ebook.

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