Dear Dorothy: Letters from Nicolas Slonimsky to Dorothy Adlow (Eastman Studies in Music)

Dear Dorothy: Letters from Nicolas Slonimsky to Dorothy Adlow (Eastman Studies in Music)

Nicolas Slonimsky


within the mid-twentieth century well known musicologist, conductor, and lexicographer Nicolas Slonimsky traveled to towns in the course of the global to play and behavior song of the yank avant-garde. From journeys to Paris, Berlin, Havana, big apple, l. a., Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Moscow, Slonimsky wrote letters to his spouse, the paintings critic Dorothy Adlow, vividly and humorously describing hisadventures. pricey Dorothy: Letters from Nicolas Slonimsky to Dorothy Adlow is a set of those missives. although own, they chronicle Slonimsky's paintings as an envoy of contemporary track who brought twentieth-century composers, fairly American composers, to audiences all over the world. packed with his popular wit and effort, the letters recount his performances, rehearsals, lectures, day by day actions in overseas towns and live performance halls, and the anxieties of stretching constrained cash to hide an ever-expanding itinerary. in addition they show an aspect of Slonimsky no longer visible from his different released writings: a guy with deep devotion to his spouse and family members. Annotated and with an creation via Slonimsky's daughter, Electra Slonimsky Yourke, this assortment records the assembly of ancient musical cultures-Old international Europe, the Soviet Union, and the colourful international locations of Latin America-with the modernist song of the us. Written in a full of life, funny variety, those letters might be of curiosity to students and scholars of yankee song and social historians in addition to musicians, tune fanatics, and concertgoers. Electra Slonimsky Yourke is the daughter of Nicolas Slonimsky and Dorothy Adlow, and editor of numerous collections of her father's paintings, together with The Listener's better half and the four-volume Writings on Music.Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995) was once a Renaissance guy within the modern-music international of the mid-twentieth century. Composer, conductor, critic, and lexicographer, he authored many books together with Lexicon of Musical Invective: serious attacks on Composers seeing that Beethoven's Time and a memoir, ideal Pitch.

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