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"A deeply affecting story....Goldsmith's account offers an excellent contribution to Holocaust studies." ( Publishers Weekly)
"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." (ABC News)
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By AXIOM MONSTER on 01-04-17
An Inextinguishable Symphony
Amazing book especially since it's a true story. Music lovers would get a lot out of it.
The author's reading is excellent. At first I thought I might not be able to stay with it, given a lot of details about the content of concerts. But I soon was hooked especially by the human story of the author's family.
By JudithLeenovBooks on 02-07-13
An honest and beautiful memoir
I've read a lot of history books and memoirs about the holocaust, and this memoir written and narrated by the son of survivors saved by their musical talent is a beautiful, very loving and respectful tribute to the author's parents. At the same time, the author conveys a very honest human story of their lives that does not gloss over questionable decisions and complicated motivations.
The author's narration was fine, but because of his distinctive voice and long service as the host of Performance Today, National Public Radio's daily classical music program, I kept expecting him to break from the story and introduce us to a Beethoven symphony. But that is a very small price to pay for such a beautiful story.