|From the Manhattan, Kansas Mercury
Date: December 31, 2005 Page: d2
|Was this composer a WWI German spy?
Dissertation Most Deadly. By Elizabeth A. Seitz. New York: iUniverse Inc. l96 pps.
|Christopher BannerContributing Writer|
|Musicologists are a harmless lot – the stamp collectors of the music world. So, when Boston doctoral student Leigh Maxwell starts running into serious difficulty gathering materials for her dissertation on Spanish composer Enrique Dadi (1877-1949), she wonders what is going on. Two previous Dadi scholars have died violent deaths under mysterious circumstances and one just plain disappeared without a trace. People, from whom she would have expected ready help, take a long time returning phone calls or replying to letters, and offer little or no help when they do.|