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#482998 - 02/02/09 04:05 PM Kreisleriana: E.T.A. Hoffmann
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I am sure that the majority of those on this forum are familiar with the Schumann composition which is a reference to this book.

However, besides the fact that the book is written from the perspective of a cat, I know nothing of this book.

Has anyone read this? Do you have any insights into Schumann's masterpiece?

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Daniel
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#482999 - 02/02/09 05:28 PM Re: Kreisleriana: E.T.A. Hoffmann
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Read Thracozaag's essay - it's very good!

http://www.pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=92
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