"[...]the shadowy AEschylean protagonist. Even sculpture was rifled for analogies, and Van Kuyp to his bewilderment found himself called "The Rodin of Music"; at other times, "Richard Strauss II," or a "Tonal Browning"; finally, he was adjured to swerve not from the path he had so wonderfully hewn for himself in the virgin jungle of modern art, and begged to resist the temptations of the music-drama. Rentgen loathed the music of Wagner. Wagner had abused Meyerbeer for doing what he did himself-writing operas stuffed with spectacular effects. This man of the foot-lights destroyed all musical imagination with his puppet shows, magic lanterns, Turkish bazaars, where, to the booming of mystic bells, the listener was[...].""
- Paperback | 214 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 317.51g
- 26 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white