Dec 5, 2018
In today's episode, we talk to violinist Nicholas Mann, who is the Chair of the Manhattan School of Music String Department and a Juilliard Faculty member. We talk about the legacy of his late father, 4-time GRAMMY winner and Juilliard String Quartet Founder, Robert Mann and his recently released posthumous memoir, “A Passionate Journey”!
Over a 50 year period, Robert Mann led the Juilliard String Quartet playing almost 6,000 performances all over the world, scooping up 4 GRAMMYs and sharing their distinctive sound with such notable figures such as Glenn Gould, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and even Albert Einstein.
His incredible career is chronicled in “A Passionate Journey: A memoir” also written by Robert Mann and available for purchase. “A Passionate Journey” is a collection of both spoken and written words in the form of essays, letters, lectures, and interviews from various times in his life, offering an engrossing glimpse into a life filled with musical milestones and the mind of a musical giant.
I am joined again by my good friend Christopher Dzengelewski and we chat to Nicholas about his father's incredible musical legacy!