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The documentary diariesWorking experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker$
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Alan Rosenthal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993023

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.001.0001

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Married to the Marimba

Married to the Marimba

(p.23) 2 Married to the Marimba
The documentary diaries

Alan Rosenthal

Manchester University Press

This chapter involves the author meeting with a strange Jewish street musician in German…Alex Jacobowitz…who plays classical music on a marimba or xylophone.The film follows Alex through his life and struggles on the streets of Munich, Jerusalem and Copenhagen, as his music meets with great financial success.His eight months a year of street life, however, stands in contrast to his homedifficulties where he had divorced his wife and has to raise nine children.

Keywords:   Marimba, Street musician, Beethoven, Mozart, Concerts, Family difficulties, Munich

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