met Joseph Braunstein when
he was one hundred and one years old. He was still working
as the program annotator for the Chamber Music Society
of Lincoln Center.
in Vienna in 1892 at the time of Mahler and Brahms,
he studied music with Schoenberg and played the violin
under Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter and other famous
conductors of his time.
OF A CENTENARIAN will investigate his Jewish life in
America and document a generation of Jewish people who
no longer exists.This
documentary will highlight the Jewish experience at
the turn of the century, the immigrant life and the
unique perspective of an engaging and energetic man
who lived, worked, and created for more than a century.
are currently seeking post production funds to edit
50 hours of footage.