Fritz Reiner - A Biography

Thirty years after his death, Fritz Reiner's contribution--as a conductor, as a teacher (of Leonard Bernstein, among others), and as a musician--continues to be reassessed. Music scholar and long-time friend Philip Hart has written the definitive biography of this influential figure.

"Philip Hart, who knew [Reiner] well, is an ideal biographer, admiring yet cognizant of his subject's darker side." --Notes

"Most admirable in this obvious labor of devotion--research began in 1983--is the minutiae unearthed, out of which Hart has reconstructed a career that ought to have been globally stellar but for Reiner's willful and repeated refusals to cooperate." --Chicago Tribune

"[A] detailed and painstakingly researched study which reveals a full and powerful portrait of Reiner as both man and musician." --International Classical Record Collector