"Henze's passionate reminiscences offer facet after bright facet of the kaleidoscope of modern culture. . . . He is eclectic, iconoclastic, never a slave to musical fashion and anything but boring. . . . Henze's writing is masterly, drenched in the same canny sense of drama that has marked his music. . . It is rare--very rare--to find a great composer who can write beautifully about his own music. Hans Werner Henze is such a composer and his Bohemian Fifths is a sweeping, moving portrait of the man, his art and his time."-- Octavio Roca, San Francisco Chronicle
"Rich, informative and engaging. . . . [Henze] is an excellent memoirist and his book is full of vivid sketches of places and people. . . . Mr. Henze makes a convincing case for himself as a bad boy, self-destructive in love, anticonventional in his creative beliefs and belonging at heart in that demimonde of what he elsewhere describes as the Sodom and Gomorrah of war-wrecked Berlin. But as a composer, in public, he puts on his three-piece suit."-- Paul Griffiths, Critic's Notebook, The New York Times
"What is compelling about this autobiography is its kaleidoscopic range, which includes both people and places. Henze's . . . memoirs have a candid flavor that makes them enormously readable."-- Opera News
"Composers who can write about their work are rare enough. Fewer still can write enthrallingly. Hans Werner Henze can do both."-- Badische Zeitung
"A universal cultural history in miniature, dazzlingly told, ruthlessly candid about himself and his works, with a constant undertow of irony and entertainingly informative in its detailed observations."-- Nürnberger Nachrichten
"The descriptions are inspired and filled with genius."-- Südkurier
The descriptions are inspired and filled with genius.
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Descripción Princeton University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0691006830
Descripción Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0691006830 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW4.0350584
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