A Joyful Noise

Claiming the Songs of My Fathers
Product Number: EB00641177
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802196040
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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"This is a lovely memoir of life in the acutely functional family of a fine and learned composer" (John Hollander). In A Joyful Noise, Deborah Weisgall tells a moving story of her turbulent coming-of-age in the shadow of two remarkable men who lived life as if they were characters in an opera. The daughter of a mercurial composer and the granddaughter of a legendary cantor, Deborah as a child longed to be entrusted with their precious music and carry it on herself. But it was impossible; she was a girl. A Joyful Noise recounts Deborah's search for a place within the family tradition and, finally, her triumphant discovery of a way to make the men who would exclude her—who were also the men she loved—listen to her voice. A Joyful Noise is a tender, heartbreaking, beautifully written chronicle of the power of memory, the survival of faith, and the pursuit of a grand musical heritage. "An absorbing memoir, with music in the background and foreground." —New York Jewish Week

Author(s): Deborah Weisgall
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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