Marc Blitzstein

Marc Blitzstein

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Marc Blitzstein was one of the 20th century's most important American composers, lyricists, and critics, often credited with having virtually invented opera in the American vernacular. Called the father of American opera in the vernacular by luminaries Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, Blitzstein was a masterful pianist, coach, and accompanist, though, ironically, he made more money on the lyrics to one song--Mack the Knife--than on everything else he ever did. Blitzstein's brilliant career was cut short in 1964 when he died at the age of 58. This book catalogs Blitzstein's own writings and writings about him, followed by detailed listings (chronological, alphabetical, and genre), analysis, a comprehensive performance history, and summaries of all known critiques of his 128 original musical works and 18 texts set to the music of others. This is followed by a complete discography/videography (commercial and private), and an index of names and organizations. Also discussed in detail are the ways in which Blitzstein took music from his earlier works and developed it in his later works. This book provides a unique and full perspective on this influential American composer.Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) (1939) T[heatre]A[rts]C[ommittee] Cabaret parody- A/jA/ p. 177; part of Cabaret TAC ... Paderewskia#39;s aquot;Minuet in G, aquot; Rimsky- Korsakova#39;s aquot;Song of India, aquot; Rubinsteina#39;s aquot;Melody in F, aquot; and Schuberta#39;s aquot;Moment Musical.

Title:Marc Blitzstein
Author:Leonard Lehrman
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2005


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