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Setting the tone : essays and a diary

Author: Ned Rorem
Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rorem, Ned, 1923-
Setting the tone.
New York : Coward-McCann, ©1983
(OCoLC)639327468
Named Person: Ned Rorem; Ned Rorem; Ned Rorem; Ned Rorem
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ned Rorem
ISBN: 0698112342 9780698112346
OCLC Number: 8785660
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Diary. The piano in my life - Of vanity - Being ready - Paris in the spring - Nantucket diary, 1974 - On Edmund White's states of desire - Setting the tone - Being alone --
II. People. Women in music - Misia - Remembering Janet - Cosima Wagner's diaries - Boulanger as teacher - Thomson as teacher - Messiaen and Carter on their birthdays - When Paul Jacobs plays Debussy - Thinking of Ben - Testimony: the memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich - Boulez - Cocteau and music - Vera Stravinsky's and Robert Craft's Stravinsky in pictures and documents - Stravinsky at 100 - An auden - Courageous coward - Shaw: the great composers --
III. The musical voice. Teaching and performance - The American art song - More notes on song - Fauré's songs - The Mélisande notebook - Fauré and Debussy - Considering Carmen - Notes on a French bias - A triptych notebook: reactions to the theater pieces of Ravel, Poulenc and Satie - Thirteen ways of looking at a critic --
IV. Early pieces. Writing songs - Song and singer - Listening and hearing - Composer and performance - Arthur Honegger - The Beatles - The Avant-Garde as Démodé - Around Satie's Socrate - Paul Bowles - Remembering a poet - Remembering green --
Index.
Responsibility: Ned Rorem.

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