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The muse that sings : composers speak about the creative process

Author: Ann McCutchan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Muse That Sings is a behind-the-scenes look at both twentieth-century music and the nuts and bolts of creative work. Here, twenty-five of America's leading composers--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--talk about their craft, their motivations, their difficulties, and how they how proceed from musical idea to finished composition. While focusing on the process and the stories behind specific works, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann McCutchan
ISBN: 0195168127 9780195168129
OCLC Number: 53046950
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: xv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Eric Stokes --
Steve Reich --
William Bolcom --
John Corigliano --
John Harbison --
Joan Tower --
John Adams --
Claude Baker --
Dan Welcher --
Daniel S. Godfrey --
Fred Lerdahl --
Shulamit Ran --
Christopher Rouse --
Steven Stucky --
Libby Larsen --
Lois V. Vierk --
John Zorn --
Michael Daugherty --
James Mobberley --
Bruce Adolphe --
Bright Sheng --
Richard Danielpour --
David Lang --
Sebastian Currier --
Aaron Jay Kernis.
Responsibility: Ann McCutchan.

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The Muse That Sings is a collection of interviews with 25 various American composers, born between 1930 and 1960, who explain how they think in sound, mould musical ideas, and ultimately transfer  Read more...

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The effect on the reader is astonishing as one after another of these composers is revealed, warts and all, to be desperately and wonderfully human. * David McGowan, American Music Teacher * Engaging Read more...

 
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