The Poor Fiddler
The Poor Fiddler

The Poor Fiddler

With a foreword by August Sauer and colour plates by Franz Windhager
  • 13 x 21 cm, 78 pages
  • hardback
  • ISBN 978-3-93477-402-5
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The 1848 musical novella The Poor Fiddler transports the reader to 19th-century Vienna. The Austrian dramatist Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872) tells of an encounter with an old man who plays the violin for visitors to a fair. Woven into the musician’s heartfelt performance is a bittersweet love story, whose progress we soon hear in the fiddler’s own words. This partly autobiographical story, is an “integral part of classical storytelling” and was revered as a masterpiece by such prestigious authors as Adalbert Stifter and Franz Kafka.