The Inextinguishable Symphony

The Inextinguishable Symphony

A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

Book - 2000
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Advance Praise for the Inextinguishable Symphony "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." -Ted Koppel, ABC News "An Immensely Moving and Powerful Description of those Evil Times. I couldn't Put the Book Down." -James Galway "Martin Goldsmith has Written a Moving and Personal Account of a Search for Identity. His is a Story that will Touch All Readers with Its Integrity. This is not about Exorcising Ghosts, but Rather Awakening Passions that no One Ever Knew Existed. This is a Journey Everyone should Take." -Leonard Slatkin, Music Director National Symphony Orchestra "For Years I've been Familiar with Martin Goldsmith's Musical Expertise. This Book Explains the Source of His Knowledge and His Passion for the Subject. In Tracking the Extraordinary Story of His Parents and the Jewish Kulturbund, Martin Unfolds a Little-Known Piece of Holocaust History, and Finds Depths in His Own Heart that Warm the Hearts of Readers." -Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent National Public Radio "[A] Strong and Painful Book, Well-Written, Well-Researched, Moving, and Very Instructive." -Ned Rorem, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer

Baker & Taylor
A moving account of emotional strength under fire chronicles the true story of two Jewish musicians who fell in love under the Nazi regime and managed to keep their passion and their music alive through very difficult times. 25,000 first printing.

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National Public Radio commentator Goldsmith tells the story of his parents, two courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform in the face of the rise of Germany's National Socialism. He traces their lives from the cafTs in Frankfurt where they first fell in love, to the concert halls that offered comfort and hope to the persecuted Jews, to the United States where they made a life for themselves. He also sheds light on the Kulterbund (Culture Association of German Jews), which gathered together some of the most prominent Jewish artists of the day and became the main source of culture and entertainment for Germany's Jews. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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An account of two Jewish musicians who fell in love while playing for Frankfort's Kulturbund orchestra, which served as a haven for persecuted Jews and as a Nazi propoganda tool, describes how love maintained through the horrors of the Third Reich.

Publisher: New York : Wiley, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780471350972
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 Goldsmith 2000
Characteristics: vi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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