Critical Affairs: A Composer's Journal

Critical Affairs: A Composer's Journal

Ned Rorem


Acclaimed composer Ned Rorem delights and provokes with a fearless choice of shiny thoughts, reviews, and musings on lifestyles, song, and his worldPulitzer Prize–winning American composer Ned Rorem has been lauded for his artwork songs, symphonies, operas, and different orchestral works. With serious Affairs, as along with his different literary works, the good maestro once more demonstrates that he's a grasp of phrases in addition to tune. Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, serious Affairs opens a window into the intense brain of a multi-talented artist and acute observer of the realm round him. Rorem is fearless—sometimes shameless—in opinions of his contemporaries and their paintings. He provides sparkling compliment to people who benefit it and tears down these he feels don't with a pointy and crafty wit. His remembrances of prior demanding situations and conquests, either creative and sexual, alternately scandalize and mesmerize, and his suggestions on every little thing from Walt Whitman to rock song hold weight and substance. via all of it, the writer keeps his precise attraction and style, no matter if he's expectantly confessing a stunning own indiscretion or remembering with lyrical fondness a overdue musical big who helped to form his remarkable profession.

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