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Of exile and music : a twentieth century life

Author: Eva Mayer Schay
Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, 2010. ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating autobiography is set against the backdrop of some of the most dramatic episodes of the twentieth century. It is the story of a stubborn struggle against unjust regimes, sustained by a deep belief in the strength of the human spirit and the transcendental power of music. It is also an account of a rich spiritual life, during which the author has built upon her Jewish roots through the study of  Read more...
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Biography
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Schay, Eva Mayer, 1931-
Of exile and music : a twentieth century life.
West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, ©2010
xi, 220 pages
Named Person: Eva Mayer Schay
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Mayer Schay
ISBN: 9781612493718 1612493718 9781612493725 1612493726
OCLC Number: 882244825
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title ""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Part One�Europe""; ""Chapter One: A Childhood Idyll�Mallorca, 1933 to 1936""; ""Chapter Two: Return to Germany�August 1936""; ""Chapter Three: Milan�August to October 1936""; ""Part Two�South Africa""; ""Chapter Four: South Africa, the Early Years�October 1936 to September 1939""; ""Chapter Five: Wartime�from September 1939, aged eight""; ""Chapter Six: Music Lessons�1940 onward""; ""Chapter Seven: The Later War Years�up to May 1945"" ""Chapter Eight: My Father�s Death�August 24, 1945""""Chapter Nine: The Aftermath�after August 1945""; ""Chapter Ten: Ruth�1941 to 1953""; ""Chapter Eleven: Growing Up�1947 to 1949""; ""Part Three�Student Years""; ""Chapter Twelve: Student Life�Wits, March 1950 to December 1952""; ""Chapter Thirteen: London, Winter and Spring 1953�Music""; ""Chapter Fourteen: London, Winter and Spring 1953�People and Places""; ""Chapter Fifteen: England�Summer 1953""; ""Chapter Sixteen: New Perspectives�1954""; ""Chapter Seventeen: Strobl am Wolfgangsee�August 1954"" ""Chapter Eighteen: Interlude with My Mother�Spring 1955""""Chapter Nineteen: Love Story�Summer 1955 to September 1956""; ""Chapter Twenty: Return Journey�September 1956""; ""Part Four�Work, Politics""; ""Chapter Twenty-One: Johannesburg�October 1956 to mid-1958""; ""Chapter Twenty-Two: Johannesburg, a New Turn of Events�mid- to end of 1958""; ""Chapter Twenty-Three: A Newcomer in Durban�1959""; ""Chapter Twenty-Four: Nancy, Politics, and the Murder of Figaro�1959 and 1960""; ""Chapter Twenty-Five: The Royal Ballet in South Africa�1960"" ""Chapter Twenty-Six: Last Months in Durban�late 1960 to February 1961""""Part Five�England""; ""Chapter Twenty-Seven: Farewell to Africa�February to March 1961""; ""Chapter Twenty-Eight: Third Immigration�March 1961 to December 1962""; ""Chapter Twenty-Nine: A Change of Course�1962 to 1965""; ""Chapter Thirty: A New Beginning�1965 to 1967""; ""Chapter Thirty-One: My Years with ENO�1968 to 1998""; ""Chapter Thirty-Two: Life with Henry""; ""Epilogue: Revisiting Mallorca, South Africa, and Germany""
Responsibility: by Eva Mayer Schay.

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