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Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music

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In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation, heattempts a solo career in Vienna but soon realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed and gives up the instrument, and his dream, entirely.

But not forever: Returning to theguitar, Kurtz weaves into the narrative the rich experience of a single practice session. Practicing takes us on a revelatory, inspiring journey: a love affair withmusic.

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Synopsis:

Describes growing up as a young classical guitar prodigy, the abandonment of his instrument and his dreams of becoming a leading artist at the age of twenty-five after he realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed at the upper echelons of the music world, and the motivations that led him to rediscover his passion for the guitar years later. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

Glenn Kurtz holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University and has taught at San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and Stanford. He divides his time between San Francisco and New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307489760
Subtitle:
A Musician's Return to Music
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
Kurtz, Glenn
Subject:
Music : Musical Instruments - Guitar
Subject:
Music : Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070619
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
239

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Music Appreciation
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Guitar
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » General

Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music
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"Synopsis" by , Describes growing up as a young classical guitar prodigy, the abandonment of his instrument and his dreams of becoming a leading artist at the age of twenty-five after he realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed at the upper echelons of the music world, and the motivations that led him to rediscover his passion for the guitar years later. 25,000 first printing.
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