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If You Only Knew - Autobiography

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The only autobiography of "the greatest violinist of his generation" (Yehudi Menuhin)

The road to the pinnacle of violin-playing has not been an easy one for David Garrett. His childhood revolved around discipline and working daily with his father, who fostered his talent and supported him, while also being an ambitious driving force. From the tender age of ten, he was already performing on stage with the world's greatest orchestras, later playing all the classical works as a teenager, before freeing himself from the shackles of his wunderkind existence in his early twenties and moving to New York to study.
It was in that city that he laid the foundations for a new genre of classical music in the form of "crossover", combining virtuoso violin music with the latest pop, which made him more famous than ever before. David is the perfect embodiment of a young man's onerous quest to carve out his own path and live authentically, finding his very own solution to this problem by fully committing to something that could just as easily have destroyed him as a person - music.
In this autobiography, we witness his world through his own eyes; the dazzling highs, along with the sweat and tears - a dramatic, inspiring and touching book for all fans and music-lovers.

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David Garrett’s passion for violins was sparked at the age of four, when he started taking his first lessons, laying the foundations for his unique career. He made his orchestral debut at the age of ten, and at thirteen, became the youngest artist ever to sign a contract with the Deutsche Grammophon record label. He performed the great violin concertos as a soloist with the world’s leading conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado and Yehudi Menuhin.A personal crisis prompted David to move to New York in his early 20s to study at the world-famous Juilliard School. In New York, he perfected his idea of ‘crossover’ music by combining classical melodies with rock and pop elements in his own unique way, a combination that saw him inspire people of all ages and generations to enjoy classical music. Attesting to his success were over 1600 concerts worldwide and more than 4.5 million albums sold, along with 25 gold and 17 platinum records in a range of countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Germany, Austria, Mexico and Brazil.Leo G. Linder was born in 1948. Following a period in the German Navy, he began studying film and philosophy at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts in 1972, as well as History and Spanish at the University of Düsseldorf. In 1977, he started working as a cameraman, before moving into film direction in 1985 and shooting a number of documentaries. Since 1990, he has published 45 books on topics that include theology, history and politics. He lives in Düsseldorf.

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The only autobiography of „the greatest violinist of his generation“ (Yehudi Menuhin)

The road to the pinnacle of violin-playing has not been an easy one for David Garrett. His childhood revolved around discipline and working daily with his father, who fostered his talent and supported him, while also being an ambitious driving force. From the tender age of ten, he was already performing on stage with the world’s greatest orchestras, later playing all the classical works as a teenager, before freeing himself from the shackles of his wunderkind existence in his early twenties and moving to New York to study.


It was in that city that he laid the foundations for a new genre of classical music in the form of „crossover“, combining virtuoso violin music with the latest pop, which made him more famous than ever before. David is the perfect embodiment of a young man’s onerous quest to carve out his own path and live authentically, finding his very own solution to this problem by fully committing to something that could just as easily have destroyed him as a person – music.


In this autobiography, we witness his world through his own eyes; the dazzling highs, along with the sweat and tears – a dramatic, inspiring and touching book for all fans and music-lovers.


Ausstattung: mit Bildteil

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