About Ernst Krenek

“Krenek has an insatiable musical curiosity and, with regard to exterior influences, he is perfectly capable of adopting the attitude: I have to try everything once ... All of Krenek's mature works ... are cast in one mold, they are all held together by one single musical temperament. His work tends to be lyrical elegiac, euphoric: qualities that characterize this uniquely generous, self-possessed, peaceable personality. He is truly the opposite of an ‘artist as egotist’.”

     Glenn Gould „Hommage à Ernst Krenek“. In: Musik-Konzepte 39/40