“Music is not just black and white. Music is every color and some that even painters don’t have.”
– Isaac Stern, Violinist/Music teacher.
We know the cultural differences between western countries and China. People of these 2 countries cannot come together with any of their qualities, language and culture. But one thing can easily fill up the gap and that is MUSIC.
– His lessons are irresistible and it is understood from the students listening to him. He doesn’t stop himself explaining the intricacies of the instrument and also the emotion and life in playing the music.
– One fine scene was that, he asks a Chinese girl to sing what she played in violin..She hesitates as singing is not taken lightly in their culture. Students happily accept his improvisations and reproduce the same instantly.
– The doc touches also upon the tough times the musicians faced for favoring foreign music. Music teachers who favored foreign music were arrested and tortured.