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The Children of Willesden Lane

Beyond the Kindertransport: 
A Memoir of Music, Love and Survival

by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

Book - $15
Autographed book - $25

“Music will give you strength,” her mother reassured her. “It will be your best friend in life.” Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler’s armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa’s parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters aboard the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London and safety. Here, in a hostel on Willesden lane, Lisa’s music would become a beacon of hope for other displaced children who would cheer her on as she fought to realize her musical dreams. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, The Children of Willesden Lane is Mona Golabek’s inspiring tribute to her mother, Lisa.


“A poignant and heart wrenching true story that captures the power of one person’s dedication to music and immense love for the human spirit."
              Zubin Mehta

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Audio Book

The Children of Willesden Lane
Beyond the Kindertransport: 
A Memoir of Music, Love and Survival

by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

An unabridged audio version of the book read by Mona Golabek, with piano performances by Mona.
9 discs



The Children of Willesden Lane Music and Words CD



The Children of Willesden Lane
Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival

Mona Golabek, pianist

CD $15

The companion CD recording to the book. With performances by Grammy-nominated concert pianist Mona Golabek, the CD features the words and music of the inspiring tale of Lisa Jura, including “Moonlight” Sonata by Beethoven; “Claire de Lune” by Debussy’, Prelude in C-sharp Minor by Rachmaninoff; “Liebstraume” by Franz Liszt; and the Piano Concerto in A Minor by Grieg.




The Pianist of Willesden Lane
The Complete Performance by Mona Golabek

DVD $25

The Pianist of Willesden Lane, directed by Hershey Felder, is based on the memoir The Children of Willesden Lane. It has been performed internationally to great critical acclaim.



Rachmaninoff Piano Conerto #3




Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3

Mona Golabek, pianist
Mehli Mehta, conductor

CD $15

Grammy-nominated concert pianist Mona Golabek’s masterful performance of Rachmaninoff’s brilliant 3rd Piano Concerto, recorded live at UCLA with conductor Mehli Mehta.

“A knockout pianist.”
The Boston Globe

The London Times


Carnival of the Animals
Camille Saint-Seans: Carnival of the Animals

Lyrics by Ogden Nash

Mona and Renee Golabek, duo-pianists
Lalo Schifrin, conductor
The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and the voices of
Audrey Hepburn, Ted Danson, Betty White, and many more.

CD $15

Camille Saint-Saëns' Grand Zoological Fantasy has delighted and thrilled audiences young and old. No other work in the great classical music literature captures the spirits of the animal kingdom. This recording features the voices of Ted Danson, Charlton Heston, Lily Tomlin, James Earl Jones, Audrey Hepburn, Betty White, Dudley Moore, Lynn Redgrave, Walter Matthau, Joan Rivers and William Shatner.



Keys to the Heart CD


The Romantic Hours—Keys to the Heart

by Mona Golabek

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Download the 70-minute CD featuring music, poetry and readings from the syndicated radio broadcast, The Romantic Hours. Mona Golabek performs the best-loved music of Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Satie and others. With additional performances featuring Renee Golabek-Kaye.



Sara at the Cemetery

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Finding Leah Tickotsky: A Discovery of Heritage in Poland
A one-hour documentary by Little Pigeon Productions

DVD $18.49

A young woman’s journey to restore a Jewish cemetery destroyed by the Nazis in Poland, and the public memory of the Jewish people who once lived there. For anyone seeking a contemporary examination of the most painful period in Jewish Polish life, finding Leah Tickotsky follows Sarah Golabek-Goldman’s journey as she talks with educators, historians and students. With compelling historical footage of Jewish life over the last 100 years, this film is ultimately a tribute to the vibrancy of the Jewish soul that lives on in Poland.

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