Note by the Composer By Franz Schmidt Written for the concert A Politically Incorrect Masterpiece, performed on November 22, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Certain parts of the Apocalypse which are especially suitable for setting to music have often been used by composers, hut as far as I know mine is the…

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A “Politically Incorrect” Masterpiece 11/22/1996 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes A “Politically Incorrect” Masterpiece – Leon Botstein The Book of the Seven Seals – Peter Franklin, University of Oxford The Book of the Seven Seals (McColley) – Robert McColley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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By Peter Franklin, University of Oxford Written for the concert A “Politically Incorrect” Masterpiece, performed on Nov 22, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Reviewing the premiere of Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (15 June 1938), Dr Friedrich Bayer chose words which any German or Austrian composer of the nineteenth-century might have…

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The Book of the Seven Seals (McColley) By Robert McColley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Written for the concert A “Politically Incorrect” Masterpiece, performed on Nov 22, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Schmidt (December 22, 1874-February 11, 1939) began writing the second of his two great masterpieces–the first…

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