A young woman takes violin lessons from an old man who lived in Vienna in 1927.
A historical novel set in Vienna 1927, amid the rise of the first republic and the fascism that would bring it down. It is a story of music, love and modernism and the search for reason; or the tale of 20th century man.|
Alastor, an Australian composer travels to Vienna to study composition with Alban Berg and becomes involved in love, lust and the folly of man.
Fifty years later he reluctantly teaches a young female student the violin as she prepares to perform Alban Berg's Violin Concerto.
The old man and young woman embark upon a journey of discovery- some things are worth living for and some things are worth dying for.
I will add chapters when I feel they are readable enough; maybe 50 or so chapters.
This is somewhat large, approx 205,000 words.