Max Brod (Prague, 1884 – Tel-Aviv, 1968, immigrated in 1938). Czech writer, poet, playwright, essayist and composer. The first biographer of Janáček. Also supported couleurlocale. In his book about Israeli music (in German) titled Die Musik Israels (1951), he coined (with Boskovich) the “Mediterranean style”—a term in vogue in the 1940's and 1950's.
Online biography of Brod with special emphasis on his musical activities, can be found here.
Published Biography: Weltsch, Robert. Max Brod and His Age. New York: Leo Baeck Institute, 1970.
To read Dr. Ronit Seter's article outlining the "Mediterranean Style" (inclding summary, and link to full article), click here.