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A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me Hardcover – June 30, 2003
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I was expecting quite a bit more out of this thick, dust-jacketed volume.
There are some great anecdotes and interesting material about Kaufman's early days as a young violinist studying with the great pedagogue Kneisel in New York, moving out to Hollywood, hearing the scores for such films as "Gone With the Wind" WHILE they were being written, finding unknown opuses by Vivaldi, and premiering new works. However, this is all surrounded by uninteresting, self-important material about all the expensive artwork and stuff he was buying with his checks from the film recordings, and the world traveling that he and his wife Annette were doing and the people they met. There's even a separately inserted color-plate section in the book of his favorite paintings!! As a violinist, I'd much rather have had a shorter volume that cut out all the extraneous stuff and just focused on his life as a musician.
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