WorldCat Identities

Shere, Charles 1935-

Overview
Works: 112 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 1,060 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Scores  Exhibition catalogs  Chamber music  Songs  Manuscripts  Art music  Lullabies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Composer
Classifications: ML410.T452, 780.92
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Most widely held works about Charles Shere
 
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Most widely held works by Charles Shere
Everbest ever : correspondence with Bay Area friends by Virgil Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning two decades, from 1968 to 1989, these letters, written as jeux d'esprit and presented in the same spirit, touch upon Gertrude Stein and Marcel Duchamp; music criticism; travel, food, and wine; Thomson's life, compositions, and writings; the local musical scene; and plans (sometimes fulfilled, sometimes not) for concerts and recordings. The letters record Thomson's correspondence with composer and writer Charles Shere, soprano Margery Tede, and two of his San Francisco friends, Victor Rowley and Stanley Yarnell. Editorial annotations place the letters in context
Thinking sound music : the life and work of Robert Erickson by Charles Shere( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Erickson's music bristles with the quintessential virtues of modernist American composers: intelligence, good humor, lyricism, rich sonorities, inventive sound-colors. It is firmly rooted in a thorough understanding of all musics now available, from ancient Greece to Webern, Varese, and John Cage - not ignoring the music of Indonesia, Africa, and the Far East. Yet it speaks with a characteristically American voice, direct and good-natured, attuned to the vernacular, never condescending to its audiences."--BOOK JACKET. "Thinking Sound Music looks at this fascinating man and his music. An absorbing narrative traces Erickson's childhood influences; his studies with the Austrian modernist Ernst Krenek; his dislocating, often amusing experiences during the Depression and in the army in World War II; the academic politics in Erickson's early teaching career in Berkeley and San Francisco; and his role in establishing pioneering experimental music studios at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of California at San Diego."--BOOK JACKET. "In a detailed, nontechnical survey of Erickson's music - from the early, tentative pieces for chorus through the experimental tape compositions and game pieces of the 1960s to the haunting, evocative masterpieces of the 1970s and '80s - the author places Erickson's works in the context of musical developments of the time, presenting for the nonspecialist the panorama of music at the close of the twentieth century. Shere explains complex subjects in a direct, plain-English style, in the hope that the natural and universal values of Erickson's music will be revealed to the audiences for whom it was composed."--BOOK JACKET
I like it to be a play : a conversational chamber opera in a prologue and eleven scenes : 1989 by Charles Shere( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curtain raiser, followed by Ladies voices : an opera in five acts : 1987 by Charles Shere( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncompromising vision : the art of Jack Jefferson by Jack, Jefferson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballad of the star-eater : soprano and clarinet in B♭ by Johanna Magdalena Beyer( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expressive sculpture of Alvin Light by Alvin Light( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Digital domain : a demonstration( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three more Stein songs : voice, violin, bass clarinet, piano by Charles Shere( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lullaby and finale by Charles Shere( )

3 editions published in 2004 and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven bagatelles : for pianoforte solo by Charles Shere( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five pieces after Handler of gravity : pianoforte solo by Charles Shere( )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2016 and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata : Bachelor machine : pianoforte solo : 1989 by Charles Shere( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2017 and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Sinton : a thirty-year retrospective : [exhibition] Mills College Art Gallery, January 27-March 8, 1981 by Nell Sinton( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small concerto : piano and orchestra by Charles Shere( )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trio for violin, piano, and percussion (1996) by Charles Shere( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2011 and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata II : compositio ut explicatio by Charles Shere( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet : Handler of gravity : from the opera The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even by Charles Shere( )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tender of gravity : for nine musicians ; 1974 by Charles Shere( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Harrison songs : voice and accordion by Charles Shere( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Everbest ever : correspondence with Bay Area friends
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Getting there : the first thirty years, 1935-1964
Alternative Names
Charles Shere American composer

Charles Shere Amerikaans componist

Charles Shere compositor estadounidense

Languages
English (41)