KCET Airs Eleonore Schoenfeld Memoirs

A documentary on the life of late USC professor Eleonore Schoenfeld was aired on the local PBS station KCET on August 24, 2008, the article noted. The film, entitled “Born to Teach: Reflections on the Career of Cellist Eleonore Schoenfeld,” chronicled Schoenfeld’s life through images, music, and interviews with her former colleagues and students. “To follow Eleonore’s career is like a portrait of music making and teaching in the 20th century,” said Robert Cutietta, dean of the USC Thornton School. “Not only was she a legendary figure in the Thornton School and Los Angeles, where she helped the classical music scene mature and prosper in the years following World War II, but her reputation spread throughout the world.”

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