"This collection is a treasure. Like Edward T. Cone's other extraordinary writings, these unpublished essays offer a wealth of critical and analytical thought on some of the central composers and compositions of classical music. What emerges, beyond the many wonderful insights about individual compositions, is not a theory but the persistent exemplification of Cone's style of analysis, one that balances listening and reflection with particular deftness."--Fred Everett Maus, University of Virginia
"This book underlines the values of an outstanding pioneer in the field of musical-critical discourse at a time when the historical legitimacy of those values benefits from being reinforced. Edward T. Cone was undeniably a master of the lecture, and his trademark lucidity and good humor are apparent everywhere here."--Arnold Whittall, author of Exploring Twentieth-Century Music
Originally published in 1968.
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