When the Music Stopped: Discovering My Mother

When the Music Stopped Discovering My Mother This is the story of one woman s decision to forfeit a brilliant career for the sake of motherhood Once a child prodigy Gitta Gradova traveled the world as an internationally acclaimed concert pianis

  • Title: When the Music Stopped: Discovering My Mother
  • Author: Thomas J. Cottle
  • ISBN: 9780791459980
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the story of one woman s decision to forfeit a brilliant career for the sake of motherhood Once a child prodigy, Gitta Gradova traveled the world as an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, performing recitals as well as appearing with prominent orchestras of her era Her son Thomas J Cottle uses written records, interviews, and personal reminiscence to recoThis is the story of one woman s decision to forfeit a brilliant career for the sake of motherhood Once a child prodigy, Gitta Gradova traveled the world as an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, performing recitals as well as appearing with prominent orchestras of her era Her son Thomas J Cottle uses written records, interviews, and personal reminiscence to reconstruct her life, as well as their own mother son relationship He is at times a storyteller, at times a psychologist, at times a son seeking to uncover those aspects of his mother s life he could never know, or perhaps, chose not to know until it was too late.

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    About “Thomas J. Cottle”

    1. Thomas J. Cottle

      Professor of EducationBA, Harvard University MA, PhD, University of Chicago LHD, Lesley University LHD, Massachusetts School of Professional PsychologyA sociologist and licensed clinical psychologist, Dr Cottle completed his postdoctorate clinical training at Children s Hospital, Boston, and Tavistock Clinic and Anna Freud Clinic in London He has held faculty positions at Harvard University, MIT, Boston College, Amherst College, Wesleyan University, Columbia College in Chicago, and a research position with the Children s Defense Fund In addition, he has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois Among his honors are a Young Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association Guggenheim Fellowship Fellowship from the Field Foundation Pioneer Fellowship Educational Press Association Writers Award National Television Broadcast Executives Award Psychological Association Award Gabriel Award Parents Choice Magazine Award DeRose Hinkhouse Award of Merit from the Associated Church Press Career Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Psychological Association Professor Cottle is the author of thirty books and than five hundred and seventy five articles, essays, and reviews.

    211 thoughts on “When the Music Stopped: Discovering My Mother”

    1. A very interesting story about a woman who gave up her career as a concert pianist to raise her children. People interested in family therapy might also enjoy this. I interviewed the author on a radio show and it was fascinating.


    2. This biography of pianist and child prodigy of Gitta Gradova was written by her son Thomas Cottle, himself a highly respected psychologist. He weaves brilliantly his mother's professional and personal life, but leaves unclear his own complicated feelings about their relationship. It seemed as if he couldn't unravel his own experience from the star-studded swirl of celebrities that populated his childhood. This resulted in my feeling the book was somewhat unfinished.


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