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The John Adams Reader

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The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer gathers a colorful and wide-ranging selection of pieces from leading musical commentators and critics. Included are revealing interviews with the composer as well as eloquent essays by Ingram Marshall, Michael Steinberg, Alex Ross, Sarah Cahill, Alan Rich, and many others. Editor Thomas May has grouped this collection into four sections: profiles of the artist (including a fascinating memory piece from Ingram Marshall on Adams's early San Francisco years), detailed essays on the major works, interviews with some leading collaborators and interpreters, and critical reception. This reader should be of use both as an introduction for the general reader to a preeminently significant American artist and as a reference for the more serious student or scholar.

Book News Annotation:

This collection of 59 essays--comprising the first full-length book in English on the music of American composer John Adams--contains mostly reprints by critics and musicologists. Also compiled are new interviews with Adams, his colleagues, collaborators, and performers of his music; program and liner notes on his works from 1978 to 2005; and sections on critical reception and the controversy over his opera The Death of Klinghoffer. Essays range from 1983 to 2005. Included are a few synopses and information on his complete works. Indexes are by name and composition. There is no bibliography. May is author of Decoding Wagner: An Invitation to His World of Music Drama (also published by Amadeus Press) and is a senior music editor at Amazon.com.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This collection of 59 essays--comprising the first full-length book in English on the music of American composer John Adams--contains mostly reprints by critics and musicologists. Also compiled are new interviews with Adams, his colleagues, collaborators, and performers of his music; program and liner notes on his works from 1978 to 2005; and sections on critical reception and the controversy over his opera The Death of Klinghoffer. Essays range from 1983 to 2005. Included are a few synopses and information on his complete works. Indexes are by name and composition. There is no bibliography. May is author of Decoding Wagner: An Invitation to His World of Music Drama (also published by Amadeus Press) and is a senior music editor at Amazon.com. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574671322
Composer:
Adams, John
Publisher:
Amadeus Press
Editor:
May, Thomas
Composer:
Adams, John
Author:
May, Thomas
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Composers - United States - 20th century
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
455
Dimensions:
9.26x6.32x1.42 in. 1.75 lbs.

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