Allan Keiler is Professor of Music at Brandeis. His latest book, Marian Anderson: A Singer’s Journey, was published last year. He is writing a biography of Franz Liszt. (February 2002)

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The Modest Maestro

Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

by Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky
Bruno Walter, born in Berlin in 1876, had one of the longest and most distinguished careers of any conductor who became prominent in the period between the two world wars. Before he was forty, he was entrusted with the posthumous premières of both Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde …