Critical Affairs: A Composer's Journal

Critical Affairs: A Composer's Journal

Ned Rorem


Acclaimed composer Ned Rorem delights and provokes with a fearless number of shiny stories, reviews, and musings on existence, 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 together with his different literary works, the good maestro once more demonstrates that he's a grasp of phrases in addition to track. Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, severe 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 reviews of his contemporaries and their paintings. He supplies gleaming compliment to people who benefit it and tears down these he feels don't with a pointy and crafty wit. His remembrances of earlier demanding situations and conquests, either creative and sexual, alternately scandalize and mesmerize, and his suggestions on every thing from Walt Whitman to rock track hold weight and substance. via all of it, the writer keeps his designated attraction and charm, even if he's with a bit of luck confessing a surprising own indiscretion or remembering with lyrical fondness a overdue musical immense who helped to form his impressive occupation.

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