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Mozart in the jungle : sex, drugs, and classical music

Author: Blair Tindall
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An oboist looks back at her twenty-five year career, offering a glimpse into the world of classical music and providing details of substance abuse and the practice of trading sexual favors for jobs.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Blair Tindall; Blair Tindall; Blair Tindall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blair Tindall
ISBN: 0802142532 9780802142535
OCLC Number: 71339261
Description: x, 318 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: First movement: Appassionata sonata. The magic flute ; Cunning little vixen ; The prodigy ; New World Symphony ; Apollo's flophouse ; Elixir of love ; The rite of spring ; A midsummer night's dream ; The damnation of Faust --
Second movement: Rhapsody in blue. West Side story ; Mozart in the jungle ; Twilight of the gods ; Danse macabre ; Unfinished symphony ; The pits ; Beggar's opera ; The age of anxiety --
Third movement: Symphonic metamorphoses. Airlift from Saigon ; Smoke and mirrors ; Les miserables ; The medieval baebe ; Music of the heart --
Encore: The lark ascending.
Responsibility: Blair Tindall.

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Professional oboist Tindall reveals the secret life of musicians, who trade sex and drugs for low-paying gigs and the promise of winning a rare symphony position or a lucrative solo recording  Read more...

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