Set in Germany during the final months of World War II, The Savioris an unusual and illuminating story of Gottfried Keller, a young German violinist ordered to play for the inmates of a concentration camp by an SS officer conducting an experiment in resurrecting hope in Jewish prisoners. Out of fear and insecurity, Keller cooperates and even finds himself compelled by the temptation of manipulating others with his musical talent. As he continues to play for the inmates, guards, and officers of the camp, Keller's horror toward the perpetrators and their abhorrent crime begins to fade, revealing his own culpability.
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(214mm x 139mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Eugene Drucker
As a member of the Emerson String Quartet, Eugene Drucker has received eight Grammys, the Avery Fisher Prize and three Gramophone Awards. An active solo artist, he has recorded the sonatas and partitas of Bach as well as the violin sonatas and duos of Bartok. He is the author of numerous articles, CD liner notes and concert program notes on string quartet and solo violin music. He lives in New York with his wife and son.