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Kurt List

Kurt List

The composer Ernest Bloch, who recently passed his seventieth birthday, was prominent among those who brought the aesthetic revolution of “modernist” music to these shores....

At the beginning of the school of modern music that flowered in Schoenberg stands the work of Gustav Mahler, who was the first to break...

Kurt List here reports on the 1948-49 Jewish music season, and tries to assess the promise—for the sound future development of Jewish music in America—of...

On Musical Jewishness The Music of Israel. By Peter Gradenwitz. W. W. Norton. 334 pp. $5.00.   For a number of years the Jewish musical scene has been vexed by...

This department—in which cultural and social trends and events are reported—this month presents an analysis and survey of activities in the field of Jewish music...

For its second appearance, this new department devoted to “occasional” and more or less informal comment on events and cultural developments offers: a report by...

Kurt List’s outspoken and scholarly music criticism is considered among the most stimulating being written in this country today, even by those who sometimes challenge...

Statesman’s Apologia Austrian Requiem. by Kurt von Schuschnigg. New York, G. P. .Putnam’s Sons, 1946. 322 pp. $3.50.   Few apologists are more suspect than retired statesmen explaining their ill-starred...

Mythical Vienna Legend of a Musical City by Max Graf. New York, Philosophical Library, 1945. 302 pp. $3.00.   The glamorized picture of Johann Strauss’s waltzing Vienna did not originate...

At the moment, Jerome Kern seems destined to be remembered as a primal source of tuneful ballads for the All-Time Hit Parade—indeed, this is his...

Show Me the Way to Go Home Really The Blues. By Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe. New York, Random House, 1946. 388 pp. $3.00. Really The Blues is the...

When the curtain goes up on season’s opening at the Metropolitan Opera, the audience presents a picture of aristocratic splendor and ostentation. No matter that...