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The story of Vienna, the musical center of the world. Max Graf, the Nestor of Austrian music critics, relates in a fascinating manner his own recollections of life with Bruckner, Brahms, Strauss, and other immortals in the music world. The author has enjoyed the intimate friendships over the course of fifty years. He gives a delightful as well as a highly educational story of the development of Austrian music.
From the table of contents: Studying with Anton Bruckner; Hours with Hugo Wolf; Recollections of Gustav Mahler; Memories of Johann Strauss; Talks with Johannes Brahms; Richard Strauss; Arnold Schoenberg; The Fight Pony Ballets; Music in Churches; The Dead City; Vienna of Tomorrow.