Hans Keller, 21 October 1982
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Music and Political: Collected Writings 1953-81 by Hans Werner Henze, translated by Peter Labanyi.
Faber, 286 pp., £15, July 1982, 0 571 11719 8Show More
Vindications: Essays on Romantic Music by Deryck Cooke and Bryan Magee.
Faber, 226 pp., £12.50, July 1982, 0 571 11795 3Show More
“... their delusions, which, as such, constitute, for the wily, part of the information. Betz’s is a biography plus: not only the man but also the composer is described in conscientious and competent detail. On the way, and almost inevitably, Eisler is being overestimated as ‘one of the great composers of the present century’, who had, in the ...”