Martinů's Mysterious Accident

Martinů's Mysterious Accident

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Michael Henderson was in the midst of writing a new biography of Bohuslav MartinC9 when he was struck down by illness. In this volume of essays an international group of writers continues Henderson's work by looking closely at aspects of MartinC9's life and compositions. Since Brian Large's biography written more than a quarter century ago, there has been no book dealing with this prolific and fascinating figure. The essays in this collection range from an analytical examination of MartinC9's 2nd Piano Concerto to Henderson's investigation of MartinC9's mysterious accident that almost ended his career in the late 1940's. MartinC9's relationship to governmental authority is explored, and such lesser-known works as The Strangler, written for Martha Graham, are discussed in vivid terms. Contributors to this volume include Michael Beckerman, Judith Mabary, Ales Brezina and Jan Smaczny.Essays in Honor of Michael Henderson Michael Brim Beckerman, Michael Henderson ... I would like to specially thank my treasured colleagues and friends, David Beveridge, Ales Bfezina, and Jan Smaczny, for their assistance in so many anbsp;...

Title:Martinů's Mysterious Accident
Author: Michael Brim Beckerman, Michael Henderson
Publisher:Pendragon Press - 2007-01-01

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