This collection is a tribute to the talent, teaching, and humanism of Alfred Einstein, whose scholarship and criticisms affirm his position as one of the foremost musicologists of the 20th century.
This collection is a tribute to the talent, teaching, and humanism of Alfred Einstein, whose scholarship and criticisms affirm his position as one of the foremost musicologists of the twentieth century. Written by a former student of Einstein's, this portrait draws on the influences and events that shaped his life and work as a Jewish scholar in pre-Nazi Germany and that necessitated his emigration to the United States. Dower provides more than one hundred examples of his criticisms that document the music of Germany and the United States in the second quarter of this century and that demonstrate the art of music criticism at its best.
Included is a chronology that is based on information provided by Einstein's daughter, Eva. Her insight into her father's personal life is combined with Catherine Dower's careful chronological documentation of Einstein's professional endeavors, provide a unique evaluation of a critic whose research produced valuable musical discoveries and whose writings always recognized the important relationship between music and its cultural background. The study affords further access to Einstein's writings by identifying the locations of Einstein collections in numerous libraries throughout the United States.
Preface Alfred Einstein (1880-1952): A Brief Biography The Music Criticisms: A Unique Source Einstein on Music--Selected Criticisms and Articles 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1951 Appendix I: (a) Miscellaneous Writings (b) Program Notes for Smith College Appendix II: Music Criticisms by Alfred Einstein in New York Times Appendix III: Bibliography of Works by Einstein Bibliography Index