Neubauer analyses the importance which nineteenth-century European composers, music critics and intellectuals attached to oral-vernacular speech.
___________________________________ About the Author
John Neubauer (Budapest 1933 Amsterdam 2015) was Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Amsterdam. Among his works are The Emancipation of Music from Language (1986), The Fin-de-siècle Culture of Adolescence (1992) and the four-volume History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe (4 vols., ed. w. M. Cornis-Pope, 2004-10).