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March 6, 2014


Louis Kaufman, A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me. The utterly charming autobiography of the Hollywood-based violinist who played on the soundtracks of Gone With the Wind and Psycho, made the very first recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, performed with Aaron Copland, Darius Milhaud, and Francis Poulenc, bought the first oil painting ever sold by Milton Avery, and was by all accounts one of the nicest people who ever lived. His story is as fascinating as it is improbable--but every word is true (TT).

Posted March 6, 2014 8:27 PM

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