Foreword Reviews

Shoot the Conductor

Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy

2015 INDIES Winner
Gold, Performing Arts & Music (Adult Nonfiction)

Conductor/violinist Anshel Brusilow’s tumultuous relationships with Pierre Monteux, George Szell, and Eugene Ormandy shaped his early career as he performed as concertmaster at the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. Tinged with humor and heart, Brusilow's memoir is a fascinating view of American classical music and an inspiring story of a working-class immigrant making good in a tough arena.