Rene Leibowitz

“The author, himself a composer and conductor of note in France, is particularly well qualified to speak on his chosen theme, for he studied with both Webern and Schoenberg, and has in turn taught some of France’s most promising young composers. As a result of this experience, his book is not only firmly grounded on careful analysis but also imbued with the contagious enthusiasm generated by his intense personal involvement with the music of which he writes.
Translated by Dika Newlin”