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A Fiddler's Tale
How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me
Louis Kaufman with Annette Kaufman
Foreword by Jim Svejda


"A Fiddler's Tale stands as a testament to a life filled with music and art, good friends, travel, and hard work. It is a richly detailed tapestry, accompanied by a music CD containing Kaufman's recording of Vivaldi's Concerto No. 2, Op. 9 and other pieces mentioned in the book. Together they make quite a package, and all this reader can say is, some fiddler, some tale!"—James Keough, Strings, October 2003

"Louis Kaufman was a fine musician, whose warm, sweet tone was instantly recognizable, and who always had a great respect for the composers whose works he played. He and his wife Annette were responsible for discovering forgotten manuscripts of Vivaldi, with whose work he was closely associated, but he also supported the work of many modern composers. A dear friend for fifty years, I remember his modesty and integrity, his generosity towards other players, his sense of fun and his wonderful fund of anecdotes about the famous musicians whom he had met in the course of his career."”—Sheila Hodges, author of Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Life and Times of Mozart's Librettist

Authors' bio

Louis Kaufman (1905–1994) was probably the most-recorded violinist in history, with recordings of more than one hundred major concert works and hundreds of film soundtracks to his credit.
Annette Kaufman (1914–2016), a pianist, shared Louis's passion for music, art, and theater as they traveled the globe on performance tours. She carried forward their joint vision in the completion of this book and in her support for the arts.

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Louis Kaufman

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Photograph: Louis and Annette Kaufman

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Photograph: Milton Avery, Louis Kaufman, and Annette Kaufman


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