Istvan Anhalt (Hardcover)

Pathways and Memory

By Robin Elliott, Gordon Smith

McGill-Queen's University Press, 9780773521025, 496pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2001

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Istvan Anhalt, born into a Jewish family in Budapest in 1919, studied with Zoltán Kodály before being conscripted into a forced labour camp during World War II. In the late 1940s he studied under Nadia Boulanger and Soulima Stravinsky before emigrating to Canada in 1949, where he has been an important figure in the Canadian music scene for the last fifty years.

Praise For Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory

"A fine tribute to one of our very great composers, long overdue. It is good to see that some of Anhalt's previously unpublished writings are being made public at last." Alan Gillmor, School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University "A fascinating and important book in the history of Canadian music and musicians. Anyone interested in Canadian music, composers' thought processes, or Anhalt's life and music will find it quite absorbing." Paul Pederson, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto