Eleonore Büning on the big and small questions of music
Why is the ukulele called the ukulele? Why are there pauses in music? What does the high C have that the high D doesn’t? And why did Mozart write so many works in C major?
Whether the questions are about the right moment of clapping or the melancholy of the waltz, her texts are always profound, entertaining and to the point.
Her new book isnot only a pleasure to read, but Eleonore Büning also provides a charming and knowledgeable approach to classical and pop music, for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
»[She] is the great Büning because she is still a real old-school critic with an own opinion, an own language and a lot of rich, Reich-Ranicki-esque self-confidence […]«
Maxime Biller in ZEIT MAGAZINE