Hindemith, Hartmann and Henze

The composers who dominated the mainstream development of German music.

Guy Rickards


Price: USD$14.95



  • Covers the work and lives of Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-63) and Hans Werner Henze (b.1926) who have dominated the mainstream development of German music
  • Highlights the remarkable parallels between their careers, particularly their reactions to their native Germany
  • Uses previously unpublished personal recollections of those who knew the composers as well as drawing on the author's interview with Henze

In The Press
'It is a beautifully produced volume. Rickards' text does a magnificent job in interweaving the lives of these composers against the background of the calamitous history of their homeland, using a good deal of material not otherwise available in English.' (London Magazine)

'As a series, Phaidon's 20th Century Composers has brought remarkable variety and a welter of information, both necessary and delightfully trivial. Intended both for the general reader and for the more enthusiatically musical...' (The Scotsman)

About the author(s)
Guy Rickards is a freelance writer on music. He contributes regularly to numerous publications including Gramophone, Contemporary Music Review, BBC Music Magazine and the Guardian.


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