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February 19, 2010


I sent the link to a couple of string players I know who read a lot... patience...

It does sound like Hesse.

It's a stretch but could the short story be "Peter", by Willa Cather?


Very much of a stretch -- the isolation is there, without the joy -- is Patrick Suskind's play, La Contrebasse, or the Double Bass.

Oh, shoot. I know this. It's German, I'm almost sure, but maybe earlier than Hesse. Tieck? Kleist? Maybe even Goethe?

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