room above his. He finds that an eccentric German violinist, Erich Zann, is responsible but that there is a terrible secret behind his music. He takes a room in a near empty boarding house on the Rue d’Auseil. La Vie en Rose Music by . I have examined maps of the city with the greatest care, yet have never again found the Rue d’Auseil. These maps have not been modern maps alone, for I know. LibriVox – music of erich zann lovecraft s; MB. 0 references edit . enwikisource The Music of Erich Zann; frwikisource La Musique d’Erich Zann.

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In spite of continuing to play, Zann appears to be dead. As he did this he further demonstrated his eccentricity by casting a startled glance toward the lone curtained window, as if fearful of some intruder—a glance doubly absurd, since the garret stood high and inaccessible above all the adjacent roofs, this window being the only point on the steep street, as the concierge had told me, from which one could see over the wall at the summit.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I recognised the air—it was a wild Hungarian dance popular in the theatres, and I reflected for a moment that this was the first time I had ever heard Zann play the work of another composer.


Scary, creepy, gothic — full of the unmentionable, unknowable and unspeakable. It’s brief, but I believe it is Lovecraft’s masterpiece. We know that matter is all around us. His neighbour plays as if his life depends on it. There is a weakened barrier possibly a membrane?

We have no idea which appeals to me as a twist, a divergence from other works, but also I’m still left feeling unscared.


One of the few other tenants is an old German man named Erich Zann.

Penned misica lateit is narrated by an aging academic, recounting his stranger than strange experience as a breadline-teetering lodger in a mysterious, now impossible-to-find, street of an unspecified French city. At first I thought it was because they were all silent and reticent; but later decided it was because they were all very old.

But as if it were a ghost the sound of it returns. Scary music, an entertaining concept with dazzling prose and infinite possibilities, but still boils down to a story that is essentially about a bunch of spooky noises coming from instruments.

“The Music of Erich Zann” by H. P. Lovecraft

The music he plays ds disrupt the wave generation just enough to prevent access. He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror re of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

The old man is mute and plays the viol [a] with a local theater orchestra. The narrator lives as a lodger in an old house and hears amazing music coming from upstairs, thus he makes the acquaintance of Erich Zann, a misterious musician with some dark secrets of his own.

So when I had finished reading I shook my host by the hand, and departed as a friend. Lovecraft Encyclopedia notes that it “might, however, be said that HPL erred on the side of under explicitness lw the very nebulous horror to be seen through Zann’s garret window.

Consider applying this concept to the entire universe and beyond. Given this proposed network of theories, M-theory allows for the existence of different universes with different laws of nature e.


Next time errich will discuss and describe the entities beyond the threshold of the garret window. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. Those erihc genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. To save myself and Erich Zann I could at least try, whatever the powers opposed to me.

The Music of Erich Zann

He tells Zann they must leave the building now and while Zann continues to play he feels cold to the touch. It was almost a cliff, closed to all vehicles, consisting in several places of flights of steps, and ending at the top in a lofty ivied wall.

May 08, Wolfe Tone rated it it was ok Shelves: Was this the initiation of possible contact between two different universes? Sound waves operate by creating vibrations or resonances in the air. He had not known until our hallway conversation that I could overhear his playing in my room, and now asked me if I would arrange with Blandot to take a lower room where I could not hear him in the night.

Lovecraft doesn’t use the word “eldritch,” not even once. However, based on what we know something was trying to get into our reality and Zann appears to be preventing this from occurring with his music. The Music of Erich Zann