Music and the line of most resistance, by Artur Schnabel : manuscript, 1942.

Schnabel, Artur, 1882-1951 [Browse]
  • Manuscript, Book
1 item (90 leaves) : unbound ; 27.9 x 21.2 cm.


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Proofs (Printing)United States20th century [Browse]
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Biographical/​Historical note
Artur Schnabel was an Austrian pianist and teacher whose performances and recordings made him a legend in his own time and a model of scholarly musicianship to all later pianists. He lived in Berlin from 1900 and was a leading piano teacher at the State Academy of Music in Berlin from 1925 to 1933. Schnabel lived in the United States from 1939 until after World War II, when he returned to Switzerland. He specialized in the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, and Franz Schubert. As a composer Schnabel was influenced by his contemporary Arnold Schoenberg. Schnabel's thoughts on music were published as REFLECTIONS ON MUSIC (1933) and MUSIC AND THE LINE OF MOST RESISTANCE (1942).
Summary note
Consists of an original typed manuscript of Schnabel's book by the same name. The manuscript includes many holograph corrections and annotations by the author and others. This is a publisher's proof copy, and contains printer's notes regarding the title-page, fonts, etc. The manuscript was published by the Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J. in 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Datus C. Smith, August 1943. AM 12617.
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Music and the line of most resistance
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