Challenge to Musical Tradition, A New Concept of Tonality (Signed copy)
Signed by English composer Sydney Twinn, a Schenkerian theory of music
First UK edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 25.5 × 16cm, 408pp.
This copy is from the library of, and has been signed by, English composer Sydney Twinn, best known for his musical settings of Ten Songs from Child Whispers by Enid Blyton. He has signed the ffep, "Sydney Twinn, London, W9. Oct 1947. Original copy damaged in the theatre fire, Hanley, 1949 and presented to H R Holmes, Peterborough" (This refers to the fire at the Theatre Royal in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, which destroyed the stage and auditorium).
"For the musician and music student interested in the changes in musical structure during the past three centuries, this book offers an approach to the hearing and understanding of music entirely different from that given in standard harmony text-books and works on musical analysis... Explaining this point of view, Miss Katz has in reality put into practice the ideas first formulated by Heinrich Schenker." Composers studied include J S Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Wagner, Stravinsky etc
The book is in good readable condition but lightly foxed and the ffep is creased. The dustwrapper is chipped to the edges, spine ends and joints but is now within a protective sleeve.