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George Jellinek, announcer of the beloved WQXR radio show "The Vocal Scene," writes vividly and movingly about the great wave of European culture ...Show synopsisGeorge Jellinek, announcer of the beloved WQXR radio show "The Vocal Scene," writes vividly and movingly about the great wave of European culture that swept him and his distinguished generation to our shores before and after World War II.Hide synopsis
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Description:US Edition. 8vo. VG-/-no DJ. charcoal black glossy wraps spine,...US Edition. 8vo. VG-/-no DJ. charcoal black glossy wraps spine, bold blue italicized author at tip and white uppercase for title, but full title and publisher obscured by white library paste-down strip with typed black internal coding. this affixed label is secured by wide and panel height clear laminate strip that extends some aside the spine on panels. front softcover curling, mild edgewear to wrappers exterior area perimeter. generally read through. illustrations are b/w photos with title. blank white label affixed to rear inside cover. stamped in black upon upper edge EX-LIBRIS, clear fore-edge and bottom edges. 243 pp. ISBN # 9780786428236.
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Description:New. 0786428236 About the Book Born in Ujpest, Hungary, in 1919...New. 0786428236 About the Book Born in Ujpest, Hungary, in 1919, George Jellinek began his musical career playing violin with gypsies in the family? s garden restaurant. He spent his adolescence doing much the same, honing his talent and enriching his own musical education with frequent trips to the Hungarian Royal Opera House. But when Hitler and Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact in 1938, Jellinek? s quiet life was shattered. How the exiled teenager survived World War II, worked his way up from a poor Hungarian immigrant in Cuba and became one of the most important and influential musical administrators in New York is an unconventional but truly American success story. This memoir documents the inspiring life of George Jellinek, beginning with his childhood in his beloved Hungary. The crisis of World War II soon invaded his life and, leaving behind his family and homeland, he fled west. Having been finally allowed to enter the United States, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942, obligated to bear arms against the country of his birth. This ironic turn of events culminated in his firsthand role in the capture of Ferenc Szalasi, the leader of Hungary? s Hitlerite faction. The latter half of the book reveals how music helped Jellinek piece back together his broken life in America. After rising to the post of musical director for radio station WQXR, he went on to become the producer and host of The Vocal Scene. His 36 years with that program established it as a revered fixture of New York? s opera life. The epilogue documents the day on which Hungary? s president bestowed upon Jellinek the Knight? s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. About the Author George Jellinek is music director emeritus of Radio Station WQXR, owned by The New York Times. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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