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James A. Grymes

Biography

James A. Grymes

James A. Grymes holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, master’s degrees in Historical Musicology and Music Performance, and a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from The Florida State University. He is Professor of Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

 

James A. Grymes

Books by James A. Grymes

by James A. Grymes - History, Music, Nonfiction

In VIOLINS OF HOPE, music historian James A. Grymes tells the amazing, horrifying, and inspiring story of the violins of the Holocaust, and of Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli violinmaker who has devoted the past twenty years to restoring these instruments in tribute to those who were lost, including 400 members of his own family. Juxtaposing tales of individual violins with one man’s harrowing struggle to reconcile his own family’s history and the history of his people, it is a poignant, affecting, and ultimately uplifting look at the Holocaust and its enduring impact.