The Lady from Arezzo
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ISBN10: 057135372X ISBN13: 9780571353729 Publisher: Faber & Faber Published: Dec 17 2019 Pages: 125 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
The title of this collection of essays refers to a tailor's mannequin that Alfred Brendel spotted in a shop window in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town. Who is this strange lady? And why is she carrying an egg on her head? What is she looking at? The mannequin was purchased and now graces a room in the attic of Brendel's house in Hampstead. Her features convey great artistic seriousness in combination with absurd comedy: the epitome of his own musical and literary preferences. And so, in his delightful new collection, great masters of nonsense meet great masters of music.