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A letter from an alumnus about Michael Steinberg ’49 *51

January 6, 2002

The story of the Dwyer/Steinberg collaboration, as written by Feldman, is as touching as it is riveting (cover story, December 19, 2001). I've known Michael for two decades; in his own modest, self-effacing fashion, he never talked once about the narrow escape he had from Nazi Germany – nor even about his early days in Berlin. But quiz him about his days at Princeton or the tutelage under composer Bohuslav Martinu, and you will get torrents of fascinating prose, impressions, reflections, analysis. A very special man and music critic, one who well warrants being out there into the spotlight for a change, in a very timely film and article for which all concerned are to be commended.

Paul Hertelendy ’53
Piedmont, Calif.

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