The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 1401690602
ISBN 13: 9781401690601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Butterfly and the Violin Book Review:

“Fresh. Fascinating. Unforgettable. The Butterfl y and the Violin is a masterpiece of a debut.” —Laura Frantz, author of Love’s Reckoning ". . . impossible to put down." —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! A Mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan. Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl—a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes. In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover—the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul—who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting’s subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron. A darling of the Austrian aristocracy of 1942, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire. As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: the grim camps of Auschwitz and the inner recesses of her own troubled heart. "In her historical series debut, Cambron expertly weaves together multiple plotlines, time lines, and perspectives to produce a poignant tale of the power of love and faith in difficult circumstances. Those interested in stories of survival and the Holocaust, such as Eli Wiesel’s Night, will want to read." —Library Journal, starred review ". . . debut novelist Cambron vividly recounts interwoven sagas of heartache and recovery through courage, love, art, and faith." —Publishers Weekly Includes Reading Group Guide

The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781410474209
ISBN 13: 1410474208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Butterfly and the Violin Book Review:

Manhattan art dealer Sera James' discovery of a portrait of a Holocaust victim leads her to search for the story of the painting's subject, an aristocratic Austrian violinist whose efforts to smuggle Jews out of Vienna put her in Auschwitz.

The Hidden Masterpiece Collection

The Hidden Masterpiece Collection
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 0718042689
ISBN 13: 9780718042684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Hidden Masterpiece Collection Book Review:

Kristy Cambron's Hidden Masterpiece novels are now available as an e-collection! The Butterfly and the Violin A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan. A Sparrow in Terezin Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.

Peggy's Violin

Peggy's Violin
Author: Peggy Hills McGuire
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781897166437
ISBN 13: 1897166435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Peggy's Violin Book Review:

Ideal for the music specialist, general classroom teacher or homeschooler, Teacher's Guides provide a step-by-step strategy for incorporating classical music across all areas of the curriculum. It's as easy as open, play and learn; teachers can customize learning based on their own area of expertise, interests and desired program outcomes. Meets or exceeds most state and provincial standards for arts education. Developed in co-ordination with the U.S. National Standards for Arts Education.

Butterfly Notes

Butterfly Notes
Author: Dianne Wolfer
Publsiher: Nelson Australia
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780170099073
ISBN 13: 0170099075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Butterfly Notes Book Review:

Sarah is very anxious about playing the violin in the forthcoming school concert. Her Gran tells her to imagine that the a butterfliesa in her stomach can give her energy to help her play better. Sarah isna t convinced, but when she begins to play on stage, she imagines the butterflies flying from her violin strings and finds that Gran was right after all.

The Violin Maker's Daughter

The Violin Maker's Daughter
Author: Sharon Maas
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-07-19
ISBN 10: 1786819783
ISBN 13: 9781786819789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Violin Maker's Daughter Book Review:

‘If only I could give this book 100 stars rather than 5!... This book is epic, a mesmerizing book of strength through unimaginable losses… Heartbreaking and beautifully written this is a gripping tale of bravery… One of the best and most memorable historical books I’ve ever read!’ Deanne’s Book Thoughts, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ When the Nazis march onto the cobbled streets of Colmar on November 1st 1940, Josef, a Jewish violin maker, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be alright. But one year later, three sharp knocks on the door at midnight turn his seventeen year old daughter Sarah’s world upside down. As the oldest child, Sarah must be the first to leave her family, to make her escape in a perilous journey across France via Paris to Poitiers. And she must hide who she is and take a new name for her own safety. For now, bilingual Sarah is no longer a French Jew but a German girl. As she bids farewell to her beloved father and family, Sarah has hope, against all odds, that she will see them again when the war is over. But, travelling through the mountains she finds herself in terrible danger and meets Ralf, a German deserter, who risks his own life to save her. Ralf and Sarah continue their journey together, keeping their identities secret at all cost. But when Ralf is captured, will Sarah pay the ultimate price for sharing who she really is? A gripping and heart-breaking account of love, bravery and sacrifice during the terror of war. A story of standing up for what you believe in; even if it’s going to break your heart. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Ragged Edge of Night. Readers have fallen in love with The Violin Maker’s Daughter : ‘From the minute I opened this book I was completely enthralled. I couldn’t put it down. It was well thought out and expertly written… Really a great read and I can’t wait to look into other books by this author!’ Being Perry, 5 stars ‘This is the first book I have read by Sharon Maas and from the moment I started reading it I just could not wait to continue reading it. It’s sad, its poignant, its uplifting and it tells the wonderful story of Sarah, the violin makers daughter and her journey as she flees her home country, to escape Nazi's …Beautifully written and a memorable read.’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Sharon Maas never disappoints! She is one of my favourite authors and with this wonderful, harrowing, heart breaking tale of courage and love in the face of unimaginable danger, she has cemented her place as one of the best historical fiction writes of today, right up there with Antony Doerr and Kristin Hannah. I SO loved this beautiful story… so stunningly realised. …I would very highly recommend this book and give it ten stars if I could. If you're going to read one war book this year which marks the 75th anniversary of D-day, make it this one!’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars ‘A gripping, heartbreaking, but yet heartwarming historical fiction (that is based on real facts concerning Colmar, Alsace and Lorraine as well as French and German Resistance)... It is raw and emotional, yet a necessary story to tell … A great read. 5/5 stars’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved it! Once I started reading, I could not stop... I was on the edge of my seat… This is the first book I have read by this writer, I am eager for more!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A heart wrenching story of bravery, love and sacrifice.’ For the Love of Books ‘I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and this one didn’t disappoint. I felt it was a good book about the horrors of wartime France.’Goodreads Reviewer

A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1401690629
ISBN 13: 9781401690625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Sparrow in Terezin Book Review:

Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world. Present Day—With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairy–tale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels like she’s stumbled into a charmed life—until a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy their future before it even begins. Now, after an eleventh-hour wedding ceremony and a callous arrest, William faces a decade in prison for a crime he never committed, and Sera must battle the scathing accusations that threaten her family and any hope for a future with the man she loves. 1942—Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939 and was forced to leave behind her half-Jewish family. Now a reporter for The Daily Telegraph in England, Kája discovers the terror has followed her across the Channel in the shadowy form of the London Blitz. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousands on the continent, she has no choice but to return to her mother city, risking her life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace. Connecting across a century through one little girl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women will discover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale of hope and survival, Sera and Kája must cling to the faith that sustains them and fight to protect all they hold dear–even if it means placing their own futures on the line.

Violin Dreams

Violin Dreams
Author: Arnold Steinhardt
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0547526083
ISBN 13: 9780547526089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Violin Dreams Book Review:

“A rapturous, witty, and passionate memoir ... Violin Dreams is not only the story of a man becoming an artist, it’s a history of twentieth-century music.” — John Guare, Tony Award–winning playwright Arnold Steinhardt, for more than forty years an international soloist and the first violinist of the Guarneri String Quartet, brings warmth, wit, and fascinating insider details to the story of his lifelong obsession with the violin, that most seductive and stunningly beautiful instrument. His story is rich with vivid scenes: the terror inflicted by his early violin teachers, the sensual pleasure involved in the pursuit of the perfect violin, the charged atmosphere of high-level competitions. Steinhardt describes Bach’s Chaconne as the holy grail for the solo violin, and he illuminates, from the perspective of an ardent owner of a great Storioni violin, the history and mysteries of the renowned Italian violinmakers. Violin Dreams includes a remarkable audio recording of Steinhardt performing Bach’s Partita in D Minor as a young violinist forty years ago and playing the same piece especially for this book. A conversation between the author and Alan Alda on the differences between the two performances is included in the ebook.

Butterfly Lovers

Butterfly Lovers
Author: HE ZHANHAO
Publsiher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 1616120975
ISBN 13: 9781616120979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Butterfly Lovers Book Review:

Butterfly Lovers

The Violinist's Thumb

The Violinist's Thumb
Author: Sam Kean
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN 10: 0316202975
ISBN 13: 9780316202978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Violinist's Thumb Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future.

The Butterfly's Burden

The Butterfly's Burden
Author: Ma?m?d Darw?sh
Publsiher: Copper Canyon Press
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1556592418
ISBN 13: 9781556592416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Butterfly's Burden Book Review:

Newest work from Mahmoud Darwish--the most acclaimed poet in the Arab world

Rhapsody in Red

Rhapsody in Red
Author: Sheila Melvin,Jindong Cai
Publsiher: Algora Publishing
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0875861865
ISBN 13: 9780875861869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Rhapsody in Red Book Review:

Inspiring history of the musicians, composers, and conductors who fostered Western classical music in China, written by a WSJ, NYT, IHT journalist and an internationally-known conductor.

The Mozart Season

The Mozart Season
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
Publsiher: Square Fish
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 1466887028
ISBN 13: 9781466887022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mozart Season Book Review:

"Remember, what's down inside you, all covered up—the things of your soul. The important, secret things . . . The story of you, all buried, let the music caress it out into the open." When Allegra was a little girl, she thought she would pick up her violin and it would sing for her—that the music was hidden inside her instrument. Now that Allegra is twelve, she believes the music is in her fingers, and the summer after seventh grade she has to teach them well. She's the youngest contestant in the Ernest Bloch Young Musicians' Competition. She knows she will learn the notes to the concerto, but what she doesn't realize is she'll also learn how to close the gap between herself and Mozart to find the real music inside her heart. The Mozart Season includes an interview with author Virginia Euwer Wolff.

A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1401690629
ISBN 13: 9781401690625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Sparrow in Terezin Book Review:

Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world. Present Day—With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairy–tale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels like she’s stumbled into a charmed life—until a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy their future before it even begins. Now, after an eleventh-hour wedding ceremony and a callous arrest, William faces a decade in prison for a crime he never committed, and Sera must battle the scathing accusations that threaten her family and any hope for a future with the man she loves. 1942—Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939 and was forced to leave behind her half-Jewish family. Now a reporter for The Daily Telegraph in England, Kája discovers the terror has followed her across the Channel in the shadowy form of the London Blitz. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousands on the continent, she has no choice but to return to her mother city, risking her life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace. Connecting across a century through one little girl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women will discover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale of hope and survival, Sera and Kája must cling to the faith that sustains them and fight to protect all they hold dear–even if it means placing their own futures on the line.

The Ringmaster's Wife

The Ringmaster's Wife
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0718041909
ISBN 13: 9780718041908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ringmaster's Wife Book Review:

An ounce of courage. A leap of faith. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life—one that’s reimagined from what they might have become. In turn-of-the-century America, a young girl dreams of a world that stretches beyond the confi nes of a quiet life on the family farm. With little more than her wit and a cigar box of treasures, Mable steps away from all she knows, seeking the limitless marvels of the Chicago World’s Fair. There, a chance encounter triggers her destiny—a life with a famed showman by the name of John Ringling. A quarter of a century later, Lady Rosamund Easling boards a ship to America as a last adventure before her arranged marriage. There, the twenties are roaring, and the rich and famous gather at opulent, Gatsby-esque parties. The Jazz Age has arrived, and with it, the golden era of the American circus, whose queen is none other than the enigmatic Mable Ringling. When Rosamund’s path crosses with Mable’s and the Ringlings’ glittering world, she makes the life-altering decision to leave behind a comfortable future of estates and propriety, choosing instead the nomadic life of a trick rider in the Ringling Brothers’ circus. A novel that is at once captivating, deeply poignant, and swirling with exquisite historical details of a bygone world, The Ringmaster’s Wife will escort readers into the center ring, with its bright lights, exotic animals, and a dazzling performance that can only be described as the Greatest Show on Earth! “Vibrant with the glamour and awe that flourished under the Big Top in the 1920s, The Ringmaster’s Wife invites the reader [into] the Greatest Show on Earth.” —Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of The Lady and the Lionheart

The Moonlit Garden

The Moonlit Garden
Author: Corina Bomann
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 9781503950641
ISBN 13: 1503950646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Moonlit Garden Book Review:

He Zhanhao and Chen Gang, the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto

He Zhanhao and Chen Gang, the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Author: Xiaoming Lang
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039145530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


He Zhanhao and Chen Gang, the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto Book Review:

The Black Violin

The Black Violin
Author: Maxence Fermine
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781439104538
ISBN 13: 1439104530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Black Violin Book Review:

There were many musical souls adrift on that raft of silence that is Venice. There was the music of Johannes Karelsky.There was the music of Erasmus, the violin maker. And there was the music of war. But of that, the two men never spoke. From the internationally acclaimed author of Snow comes a timeless tale of love and music set against the romantic backdrop of eighteenth-century Venice. In 1797, the violin prodigy Johannes Karelsky arrives in Venice after fighting with Napoleon's army in the Italian campaign. After the war, he boards with an aged violin maker named Erasmus who created the legendary "Black Violin," which he forbids Johannes to touch because, as he says, "Once you have tasted it, you will never be the same again." Johannes becomes obsessed with the idea of playing this violin as well as finding the woman who saved his life when he was injured in battle. Beautifully written and highly evocative, The Black Violin interweaves Johannes's quest for love and the history of this mysterious instrument in a narrative that is sure to resonate long after the last page is turned.

Play Puccini: 10 Arias Transcribed for Cello and Piano

Play Puccini: 10 Arias Transcribed for Cello and Piano
Author: Giacomo Puccini
Publsiher: Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2002-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780634046360
ISBN 13: 0634046365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Play Puccini: 10 Arias Transcribed for Cello and Piano Book Review:

(Instrumental Play-Along). Who needs a singer? With Play Puccini , instrumentalists can bathe themselves in luxurious Italian melody! These ten opera arias are among the composer's most famous and distinctive achievements, here transcribed for intermediate level solo instrument and piano. The book includes a biography of Puccini, notes about the plot of each opera, and the dramatic context of the selected aria. The companion CD features excellent performances, as well as piano accompaniments for practice. Includes arias from: La Boheme , La Fanciulla Del West , Gianni Schicchi , Madama Butterfly , Manon Lescaut , Suor Angelica , Tosca and Turandot .

The Baghdad Eucharist

The Baghdad Eucharist
Author: Sinan Antoon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN 10: 1617977985
ISBN 13: 9781617977985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Baghdad Eucharist Book Review:

Displaced by the sectarian violence in the city, Maha and her husband are taken in by a distant cousin, Youssef. As the growing turmoil around them seeps into their household, a rare argument breaks out between the elderly Youssef and his young guest. Born into sanctions and war, Maha knows nothing of Iraq's good years that Youssef holds dear. Set over a single day, The Baghdad Eucharist is an intimate story of love, memory, and anguish in one Christian family.