"Einstein's Violin" is a tour through the music and science
of the 20th century.
The lifelong passions of Joseph Eger
are music and science, which he finds inextricably melded; his heroes are Beethoven
A master of the French horn and an esteemed classical
symphony conductor for 35 years, he is a keen student of the arts, physics, and the ‘culture
He contends that music has the power to both unite people and reveal
the inner workings of our physical universe (e.g. how music is uncannily similar in its design to the concepts of ‘string
theory’ in theoretical physics).
Eger's life is infused with music and friendships. Perhaps no
conductor has traveled further and deeper. He has crossed battle lines in the Middle East with music, performed fusion concerts
with John and Yoko, and conducted symphony/rock/jazz concerts at the Apollo Theater.
His mix of social activism and the physics of vibrations in a "universe
of sounds" may deter large library purchases, for this is not a slick category like the pile of political hack jobs on the
best seller lists.
Moreover, the maestro believes that people can settle their differences
and enjoy life and music. Hey, wouldn’t it be good if there were more Joseph Egers audacious enough, talented,
knowledgeable, and hopeful enough to present their understanding of our world?