Hans Keller: A Portrait in His Own Words

A musician of penetrating insight, Hans Keller (1919-1985) was also an exceptional writer whose importance for post-war music in Britain is fundamental. Witty, passionate, sometimes disarmingly honest, Keller's letters present not only a vivid picture of an extraordinary mind, but also a significant insight into his musical times. Keller's correspondents included Alfred Brendel, Yehudi Menuhin, Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, Alexander Goehr, Peter Maxwell Davies, H.C. Robbins Landon, Deryck Cooke and Nicholas Kenyon. Garnham and Woodhouse present a fascinating biography, illuminated by Keller's own letters, which shall appeal to all serious classical music lovers.