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The lady from Arezzo : my musical life and other matters

Brendel, Alfred2019
The title of this collection of essays refers to a tailor's mannequin that Alfred Brendel spotted in a shop window in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town. Who is this strange lady? And why is she carrying an egg on her head? What is she looking at? The mannequin was purchased and now graces a room in the attic of Brendel's house in Hampstead. Her features convey great artistic seriousness in combination with absurd comedy: the epitome of his own musical and literary preferences. And so, in his delightful new collection, great masters of nonsense meet great masters of music.
Main title:
The lady from Arezzo : my musical life and other matters / Alfred Brendel ; translated by Alfred Brendel [and four others].
London : Faber & Faber, 2019.
125 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour ), music ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.Portions translated from the Russian or German.
There was a Man Anecdotes from Pushkin's Life The Inventor Anton Pavlovic Silov / Danul Kharms -- Everything and Nothing: Dada 2016 -- Velimir Khlebnikov -- Incantation by Laughter -- Incantation by Laughter -- The Lady from Arezzo -- Charles Amberg -- Ich reifi mir eine Wimper aus Cabaret Song -- Joseph Haydn's Seven Last Words -- Music: Light and Darkness -- Schubert's Winterreise -- Hans Arp -- From Constellations -- Ernst Jandl -- Mountain Goat -- Sentence Mixture -- Schumann's Piano Concerto: Some Notes on Performance -- Christian Morgenstern -- The Knee -- Das grosse Lalula -- The Does' Prayer -- My Musical Life.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Languages and Literature824.92 BREAvailableRecently returned
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