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From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China


In 1979, violin virtuoso [[Performer~P68058~Isaac Stern~isaacstern]] embarked on a goodwill tour of Red China. Filmmaker [[Performer~P99411~Murray Lerner~murraylerner]] went along for the ride, and the end result was the unforgettable feature-length documentary From Mao to Mozart. The best scenes involve Stern's tutoring and coaching of gifted Chinese students, and Shanghai Conservatory of Music director [[Performer~P65515~Tan Shuzhen's~tanshuzhen]] recollections of his travails in the less enlightened...more

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