His (Zeno’s) spine tingled with each run as if he was being pulled and teased to his greatest height.
The trio played Schubert’s String Trio in B Flat but the heat zapped all the brightness from the piece.
When the piece finished, the announcer said it was Johann Strauss’ Kaiser-Walzer and quickly started another piece.
In the other room, Catherine turned on the radio. “Bruckner,” she said, almost immediately, returning to the bed.
“Ern? Dohnányi gives few recitals.…” Mr. Steiner left the bedroom.
Benny Goodman,” Tibi said. “Sing Sing Sing. Perfect for jitterbugging.”
This is the music of Orlay (Jeno) Chappy and His Orchestra – he was a big band leader in Budapest at the time of the novel
I didn’t use this in the novel but it’s a great piece of music and it would’ve been played in the clubs of Budapest.