CPO has just released a CD of two of his wonderful string quartets that you can sample at Amazon (he wrote the first one when he was 16). My hope is that this becomes a kind of "gateway disc," and more recordings of Mittler's music will become available.
I came across a clever little poem of his that brightened my day yesterday. Maybe it will brighten your day today.
I'd like to leave the state, why should I bother?This letter from Mittler holds the key to the deeper meaning of this poem.
Let the remaining contrasts fight each other.
The binding one, the one that tries to sever,
Must I stay sandwiched in between forever?
Tags: Franz Mittler, Austrian Composers