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Believe your ears : life of a lyric composer

Author: Kirke Mechem
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Believe Your Ears is the memoir of composer Kirke Mechem, whose unorthodox path to music provides a fascinating narrative. Along the way, readers will meet Dimitri Shostakovich, Wallace Stegner,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mechem, Kirke.
Believe your ears
(DLC) 2015008231
(OCoLC)904715686
Named Person: Kirke Mechem; Kirke Mechem
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirke Mechem
ISBN: 9781442250772 1442250771
OCLC Number: 911617060
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Musical Biography 2016
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prelude Chapter 1: Exposition Chapter 2: Military Music Chapter 3: Key Change: The Accidental Composer Chapter 4: Counterpoint: What Is American Music? Chapter 5: Development Chapter 6: Vienna, con tutta forza Chapter 7: Major / Minor Chapter 8: Vienna, recapitulation Chapter 9: Choral Cycles Chapter 10: Sinfonia Giubilante Chapter 11: Lento, molto sostenuto Chapter 12: Unresolved Dissonance Chapter 13: London: Deceptive Cadence Chapter 14: Professor Nontroppo to the Jayhawk Chapter 15: Opera 101: Composing Tartuffe Chapter 16: Opera 102: The Real Opera World Chapter 17: The Life and Death of John Brown Chapter 18: Everyone Sang Chapter 19: John Brown's Resurrection Chapter 20: Intermezzo: What Is American Opera? Chapter 21: Russian Extravaganza Chapter 22: Tartuffe Spricht Deutsch Chapter 23: The Rivals: Flatulence Will Get You Nowhere Chapter 24: Darcy Sings: Pride & Prejudice Chapter 25: Coda: A Summing-Up Appendix 1: Choral music: "The Text Trap" Appendix 2: "Afterword" to John Brown Appendix 3: "The Hymn Bandit"
Responsibility: Kirke Mechem.

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In this engaging new memoir, [Mechem] traces his development from boyhood ... to his current status as the "dean of American choral music." ... He is a wonderful writer, one who encourages young Read more...

 
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