"[Between Romanticism and Modernism] is more comprehensive in scope than its modest size and essayistic style disclose at first sight; while on the vexed question of historical method it makes, both in theory and in practice, a pronouncement of policy that goes beyond the confines of belles-lettres. . . . In themselves, the topics he broaches are the concern of any literate musician; but the familiar terrain is surveyed as if for the first time, and every turn reveals original perspectives." -- Roger Hollinrake, Music and Letters --This text refers to the Paperback edition.