"A tragic and epic story that Haas relates so magisterially well that this book will probably remain definitive on its subject for the foreseeable future."-Booklist, starred review Booklist "A valuable compendium of untold stories, a corrective to standard histories of music and an essential reference point for anyone engaged in the culture and politics of the twentieth century."-Norman Lebrecht, Wall Street Journal -- Norman Lebrecht Wall Street Journal "An outstandingly fine piece of work."-Terry Teachout, Commentary -- Terry Teachout Commentary "A richly detailed history of Jewish musicians."-Kirkus Kirkus Reviews "[T]his compelling exploration of the role Jewish musicians and composers played in the cultural life of the Prussian and Austro-Hungarian Empire... is rich in unexpected facts and quotes... Its greatest virtue is the unearthing of composers, critics, conductors and musicians destined for obscurity. Haas makes a pleasingly detailed argument for honouring a treasure trove to which the development of Western music owes a considerable debt."-Rebecca K Morrison, The Independent -- Rebecca K. Morrison Independent "This is a big and important book...that really must be read by anyone with even a passing interest in the music of this period. One closes it with a mixture of astonishment and admiration."-Peter Franklin, Opera Magazine -- Peter Franklin Opera Magazine Winner in the 2014 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence for the best historical Research in Classical Music category. -- ARSC Awards for Excellence Association for Recorded Sound Collections "Michael Haas makes [his] case powerfully in his important book."-James Loeffler, The New Republic -- James Loeffler The New Republic
About the Author
Michael Haas is director of research at the Jewish Music Institute's Centre for Suppressed Music, based at Royal Holloway, University of London. He lives in London.