Landowska on Music      (Denise Restout)
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Landowska on Music      (Denise Restout)
B1257. (LANDOWSKA). DENISE RESTOUT, Ed. Landowska on Music. New York, Stein & Day, 1964. 434pp. Index; Discography; Photos; DJ. Front Endpaper Autographed Denise Restout & Robert Hawkins, (Numbered Copy #703 of Edition Limited to 1000 copies). Handsome, slipcase Edition.


"Restout and Landowska, who was of Polish and Jewish origin, escaped Saint-Leu-la-Foręt, France during the Nazi advance in 1940 and arrived in the United States in 1941 at Ellis Island on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack.

When Landowska died on 16 August, 1959, Restout inherited her estate including her papers and collection of musical instruments. Restout continued to teach at the Landowska Center, their home in Lakeville, Connecticut until her death. In 1964 she published, with Robert Hawkins of The Hotchkiss School, Landowska on Music a collection of Landowska's writings on music, which included material from MUSIQUE ANCIENNE which Restout translated into English from the original French, and many of the master-class notes that Restout had saved during their flight from France.”

- Zillah D. Akron