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Kurt Herbst (1901 - 1941)

Musicologist and critic Kurt Herbst wrote a thesis on Beethoven, whose last piano sonata – it has been pointed out many times – has elements of ‘protojazz’. Not so strange then, that many Beethoven experts such as Schnabel, Gieseking and Erdmann, found the complex syncopation of jazz as a sort of natural development of modern music.


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Role: Artist