Price: 25.00 USD
New York: October House, 1967. First American edition and first edition in English, translated from the German. A fine, tight essentially as new example with the exception of a small ownership signature on the front free endpaper. In fine, crisp dust jacket. 185 pp with index, bibliographical notes. Introduction and notes by Humphrey Searle. Biography of composer Anton (von) Webern. Born in 1883 in Vienna, his life was cut short when he was accidentally shot by an American soldier in March, 1945 after the cesession of WWII hostilities. He was one of three members of what had come to be called the Second Vienna School (with Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg) and is now considered to be probably the most powerful direct influence on the post war musical scene. First American edition. Fine.