Select video & audio materials
Nora Jean and Michael Levin describe their "little family history project," Washington DC 1989
Michael and Jean discuss their "little family history project," Washington DC 1989
Firebird: The Musical Life and Times of [Classical Pianist] Rebecca Burstein-Arber (2023)
[BOOK LAUNCH & OTHER VIDEOS COMING]
A Border Town in Poland (2021)
o ZOOM Book Launch (October 2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxAX73y3g8w
o ZOOM presentation to Jewish Genealogy Society of Los Angeles (April 2022): https://youtu.be/dZXhOiUDBgs
Two Pianos: Playing for Life
o "Sizzle Reel" overview with clips from rehearsals, presentations & performances in Philadelphia. Leipzig, and Rutgers-Newark (Jan. 2022): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yALh89WDNs0&feature=youtu.be
o Two Pianos --YouTube channel play list:
October 2019 Rutgers University/Newark NJ performance
Video Clip: "1938 -- Deported from Leipzig to Poland"
Interview with Jola Schulsinger Hoffman
Kean University (NJ) Holocaust Resource Center, Nov. 1987
(Now archived U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC)
Select Power Point Presentations
(Click Title to View Slides)
"Stumbling Stones" (Stolpersteine)
Alte, David and Solomon Suwalski in Leipzig:
A story with pictures and a sad ending
AriowitschHaus / Hinrichsen Strasse 14, Leipzig
26 June 2012
104 Years of Musical Memories --
The Burstein sisters at the Leipzig Conservatory
(“…and They Played Till the End of Their Days”)
1 Grassi Strasse, Leipzig
25 June 2012
Hirsch Bieler, recorded Philadelphia PA (c.1980): A Zionist (future president
of Israel Zalman Shazar) recruits in Grajewo, causing a synagogue riot.
Rebecca Burstein-Arber, recorded Tel Aviv March 1980: violinist-composer
Joseph Achron calls on Rebecca in Revolutionary Petrograd and asks her to
play his new compositions, under somewhat strained circumstances, c. 1919.
Rebecca meets Joseph Achron (Petrograd)
Halina Neuman, recorded NYC,1981, describes music as survival and plays
the Chopin Mazurka she has just seen Gelsey Kirkland (choreographed by
George Balanchine) dance at the New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center.
This episode is included in the DVD of the Untermyer Gardens performance
with video of Kirkland dancing and Stanislava Varshavski playing the Mazurka
in time to the video.
Halina (Halina mazurka)