A romance with a musical background -- and good reading. Will have special interest for those who will enjoy the technical aspects, but the story itself is good enough to carry through even for the wholly uninitiated. The central character is a composer, who in Brussels meets three girls, all of whom play their parts in his life. Brussels, Paris, and the musical world form the background; the picture of continental life have charm and beauty; the struggle of the musician against the odds of poverty and lack of recognition, during his early years, rings true. The author is himself a composer and a story teller as well. Good for summer reading lists.