BEST REGARDS TO AIDA by Hans W. Heinsheimer


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The gentleman has that touted Viennese charm and strikes and holds a light note in his tale of ""The Defeats and Victories of a Music Man on Two Continents."" His Menagerie in F Sharp appeared some twenty years ago; this covers both the encounters in the early years and the more recent. As a young man, Mr. (Dr.?) Heinsheimer disappointed his lawyer father by going into music publishing; he has been there ever since. Under the tutelage of Hertzka of Universal Editions, he learned to think Bartok, Berg, and Busoni instead of Beethoven, Bruckner and Brahms. He came to America when he was young; made the pilgrimage to Lambarene to arrange publication of Schweitzer's Bach; and Bernstein he calls ""a publisher's dream."" All very pleasant--kleine nachtsmusik for the attuned.

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1968
Publisher: Knopf