Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors

Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors

Denise George, Josh Aronson


The compelling biography of the violinist who based the Palestine Symphony Orchestra and kept thousands of individuals from Hitler—as noticeable in Josh Aronson’s documentary Orchestra of Exiles.

“The real artist doesn't create paintings as an lead to itself. He creates paintings for humans. Humanity is the goal.”—Bronislaw Huberman

At fourteen, Bronislaw Huberman performed the Brahms Violin Concerto in Vienna— profitable excessive compliment from the composer himself, who was once there. immediately well-known, Huberman started traveling worldwide and acquired invites to play for royalty throughout Europe. yet after witnessing the tragedy of worldwide battle I, he dedicated his out of the ordinary expertise and star to help humanity.

After learning on the Sorbonne in Paris, Huberman joined the ranks of Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein in calling for peace throughout the Pan ecu circulation. but if desire for his or her noble imaginative and prescient used to be destroyed by means of the increase of Nazism, Huberman started a campaign that will turn into his maximum legacy—the production, in 1936, of the Palestine Symphony, which twelve years later grew to become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

In developing this world-level orchestra, Huberman miraculously prepared for some of the best Jewish musicians and their households to to migrate from Nazi-threatened territories. His tireless campaigning for the project—including a marathon fundraising live performance travel throughout America—ultimately stored approximately one thousand Jews from the upcoming Holocaust. Inviting the good Arturo Toscanini to behavior the orchestra’s first live performance, Huberman’s clarion name of paintings over cruelty used to be heard worldwide. His tale comprises estraordinary adventures, riches and royalty, politicians and damaged offers, losses and triumphs. opposed to close to most unlikely stumbling blocks, Huberman refused to renounce on his dream to create a special and life-saving orchestra of exiles which was once one of many nice cultural achievements of the 20 th century.

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