Blitzstein: String Quartet ‘Italian’, Serenade for string quartet, solo piano works


Marc Blitzstein (1905–64) was a phenomenally gifted piano virtuoso as well as a composer with a highly distinctive creative voice. He had lessons from both Schoenberg and Nadia Boulanger, but it was the latter’s tendency towards expressive neo-Classicism (as opposed to post-Romantic Expressionism) that won the ideological battle raging in ...

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