Setting the Tone

Setting the Tone

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A sterling collection of essays, commentary, reviews, and personal recollections on art, love, and the musical life, from Ned Rorem, award-winning composer and author extraordinaire Ned Rorem, the acclaimed American composer and writer, displays his incisive, sometimes outrageous genius for artistic critique and social commentary with a grand flourish in this engaging collection of essays and diary entries. Fearlessly offering opinions on a wealth of subjectsa€”from the lives of the famous and infamous to popular culture to the state of contemporary arta€”Rorem proves once again that he is an artist who tells unforgettable stories not only through music, but with a pen, as well. Setting the Tone gathers together essays and commentary previously published elsewhere and combines them with pages from Rorema€™s ongoing diary, offering readers a vivid and enlightening view of Rorema€™s world along with an honest portrait of the author himself. Whether hea€™s lambasting critics and former friends and acquaintances, vivisecting opera, or presenting his views on theater, film, books, or composers and their music, Rorem is ingenious, incorrigible, and madly entertaining.Essays and a Diary Ned Rorem. over the Metro map of Paris to be transported there, back through ... To die at seventy-five will mean that eight thousand nights stretch on ahead. How to fill them? By using them through whata#39;s been learned soanbsp;...

Title:Setting the Tone
Author:Ned Rorem
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2013-06-18


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