Here is the sometimes heartbreaking and often humorous true story of four intensely musically gifted brothers who lived and performed around the world for nearly eight decades. This reader-friendly book follows their perilous lives and inspiring loves, their bright successes and deadly disappointments. Their history as Jews serves as a reminder of the terrible risks they took just to survive. This is essential reading for anyone interested in music and life during the twentieth century and the history of the time as it unfolded. Amazingly, much of their music is still available and rivals anything heard today.
Their harrowing escapes and misfortunes during the Russian Revolution, World War I, the Holocaust and World War II, and their emotional lives after the wars provide an unparalleled testament to the power of life, love and hope.