By Volker Weidermann
It’s the summer season of 1936, and the author Stefan Zweig is in trouble. His German writer now not wishes him, his marriage is collapsing, and his condominium in Austria—searched through the police years earlier—no longer appears like domestic. He’s been dreaming of Ostend, the Belgian seashore city that may be a paradise of promenades, parasols, and previous associates. So he trips there together with his lover, Lotte Altmann, and reunites with fellow author and semi-estranged shut buddy Joseph Roth, who's himself approximately to fall in love. For a second, they convey a delicate haven. yet as Europe starts off to disintegrate round them, the writers locate themselves trapped on holiday, in exile, staring at the realm burn. In Ostend, Volker Weidermann lyrically recounts “the summer time earlier than the dark,” whilst a coterie of artists, intellectuals, drunks, revolutionaries, and madmen came across themselves in limbo whereas Europe teetered at the fringe of fascism and overall war.
Ostend is the genuine tale of 2 of the 20th century’s nice writers, written with a novelist’s eye for pacing, chronology, and language—a astonishing paintings of ancient nonfiction.
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World premiere: April 10, 1961, Fylkingen concerts, Stockholm, Sweden W127. ) Dedicatee: Ake Holmquist 38 KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI Publisher: Schott World premiere: August 13, 1993, Lübeck, Germany; Sharon Kam, clarinet; Christoph Poppen, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Boris Pergamenshikov, cello World premiere of transcription for saxophone quartet: Dresden Contemporary Music Days, 1999; Rascher Saxophone Quartet W128. Quartet for Strings (c. 1956/1957) Withdrawn by the composer after the world premiere World premiere: c.
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Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark by Volker Weidermann