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 subjectsafrom the lives of the famous and infamous to popular culture to the state of contemporary artaRorem 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 Roremas ongoing diary, offering readers a vivid and enlightening view of Roremas world along with an honest portrait of the author himself. Whether heas 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|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2013-06-18|