Also by the Author

Musical Gifts


How did a fishing village, famous for its great sailing ships, its lime kilns, and the purity of its winter ice become a center for great music? This charming book tells the story of a coastal Maine town that has, for almost a century, been a destination for some of the world’s greatest musicians. Launched as a summer music colony by the philanthropist Mary Curtis Bok Zimbalist in 1930, the community’s history reflects a larger story of classical music in America. The story is told by Thomas Wolf, the former Artistic Director of Bay Chamber Concerts, whose family was part of the musical history of Rockport, Maine for three generations. The book contains over 60 historical photographs and is full of amusing and never-before-told anecdotes of some of the great musicians of the twentieth century.

Otter Island Films produced a documentary about the history of Rockport’s musical community and Lea’s family’s involvement in its sustenance.  The film, Musical Gifts, is based the book by Thomas Wolf. Watch it here.

Musical Gifts or How a Maine Fishing Village Became a Center for Great Music

by Thomas Wolf

$25.00 U.S.
Hardcover: 62 pages
Published by Bay Chamber Concerts
Publication date: May 15, 2011
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0976970422

Available for purchase online.

Silver podstachanik with enameled portrait of Yuri and Boris.