Twentieth Century Composers 2: Germany and Central Europe - H. H. [Hans Heinz] StuckenschmidtLondon: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is pulled at the head of the spine. Upper board very slightly sprung. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: “The musical fertility of Germany and Central Europe (Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia) is a remarkable but undeniable historical fact. Even more remarkable has been the continuity of that musical genius against the appalling background of terror, persecution and disruption which two world wars have brought to this area in the last century. In Professor Stuckenschmidt’s book the tradition of post-Wagnerian giants like Strauss, Mahler and Schoenberg leads directly on to courageous and controversial modern figures like Henze and Stockhausen by a process which throws new light on famous colleagues like Honegger, Hindemith, Bartok, Kodaly and Janacek well as many that are less well known and often underestimated.”