From Library Journal
Epstein is a journalist who knows a lot about music; nine of the 13 very engaging chapters in this collection are articles reprinted from newspapers. The "working musicians" we meet are Horowitz, Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, James Galway, violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay, the late bassoonist Hugo Burghauser, hornist Edward Birdwell, producer Andrew Kazdin, and violinist Cecylia Arzewski; the Juilliard Quartet, the Leventritt Competition, the Marlboro concerts, and the study of conducting at Tanglewood are also discussed. But for some amusing comments to Bernstein, Epstein does not use this as an opportunity to show herself off. She knows what questions to ask and understands the implications of the answers. Enjoyable reading for musicians and music lovers alike.Dominique-Rene de Lerma, Music Dept., Morgan State Univ., Baltimore
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
HELEN EPSTEIN ( WWW. HELENEPSTEIN.COM ) IS THE AUTHOR OF CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST, WHERE SHE CAME FROM, AND JOE PAPP-ALL NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR. PRAGUE-BORN, SHE GREW UP IN NEW YORK CITY AND WROTE CULTURAL FEATURES FOR THE SUNDAY NEW YORK TIMES. HER BOOKS HAVE BEEN WIDELY TRANSLATED.