When Swan Lake Comes To Sarajevo Paperback
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When Swan Lake Comes To Sarajevo
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War is always with us, and so is peace.
This is about the peace that comes after a war.
Ruth Waterman is an internationally acclaimed concert violinist, BBC broadcaster and lecturer.
Waterman first met the musicians from the Mostar Sinfonietta in 2002, and since then has returned regularly to the region, teaching, conducting and performing, and listening to their stories.
Here she describes the nuts and bolts of daily life - in turn frustrating, hilarious and touching: the putting together of concerts despite the odds; the rebuilding of bridges, towns, communities, lives; and how making music can connect us to our essential humanity and to each other.
Humane and down-to-earth, perceptive and inspiring, this is a touching and tenderly observed memoir featuring first hand accounts from survivors of the Bosnian war.
When Swan Lake Comes To Sarajevo by Ruth Waterman was published by Canterbury Press in April 2008. The ISBN for When Swan Lake Comes To Sarajevo is 9781853118654.
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When Swan Lake Comes to SarajevoMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
Ruth Waterman, a professional musician, tells of her time as guest conductor of a little orchestra in Bosnia soon after the end of the war there. The Mostar Sinfonietta needed her skill as a conductor, her access to music and not least her expertise as a player. As explained on the back cover after her first meeting with ‘the multi-ethnic ensemble in 2002 she has returned regularly to the region, teaching, conducting and performing and listening to their stories.’ Interspersed with her ‘diary’ of her times in Bosnia are the stories of the people she met. Their experiences of the war, how their lives have been affected ever since, in fact a glimpse of what it is to be caught up in the horrific events of inter-ethnic battles within your home town. Not just in your own country, but right there on your own street, between your friends and long-term neighbours, who it had never occurred to you could so quickly and devastatingly become your enemies. And yet there is hope. This title is informative and well worth reading.
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|Page last updated||9th August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Ruth Waterman|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (April 2008)|
|Number of Pages||221|