The Muse That Sings

The Muse That Sings : Composers Speak About the Creative Process

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  • Electronic book text
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0195351983
  • 9780195351989

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"These interviews with 25 composers are distilled to short, informal yet highly focused discussions...[McCutchan] allows the voices of the composers--most of whom live and work in the U.S. and were born between 1930 and 1960--to come through with candor...These intimate snapshots of creative artists contemplating their role and function at the end of the 20th century succeed not only in shedding light on the creative process, but in dispelling many of the negative stereotypes attached to contemporary music." "The effect on the reader is astonishing as one after another of these composers is revealed, warts and all, to be desperately and wonderfully human."--David McGowan, American Music Teacher"Engaging and inspirinig."--Chamber Music Magazine..".The Must That Sings" [is] a book which will prove fascinating to those with an interest in contemporary musical composition, and in the creative process in general....Every decade needs a book like this, for ideas and tastes will always change and it will always require the work of scholars to document how the creative minds of an age think about their art. Ann McCutchan has provided such a work."--The Ithaca Times"These interviews with 25 composers are distilled to short, informal yet highly focused discussions....[McCutchan] allows the voices of the composers--most of whom live and work in the U.S. and were born between 1930 and 1960--to come through with candor...These intimate snapshots of creative artists contemplating their r "The effect on the reader is astonishing as one after another of these composers is revealed, warts and all, to be desperately and wonderfully human."--David McGowan, American Music Teacher "Engaging and inspirinig."--Chamber Music Magazine .,."The Must That Sings" [is] a book which will prove fascinating to those with an interest in contemporary musical composition, and in the creative process in general....Every decade needs a book like this, for ideas and tastes will always change and it will always require the work of scholars to document how the creative minds of an age think about their art. Ann McCutchan has provided such a work."--The Ithaca Times "These interviews with 25 composers are distilled to short, informal yet highly focused discussions....[McCutchan] allows the voices of the composers--most of whom live and work in the U.S. and were born between 1930 and 1960--to come through with candor...These intimate snapshots of creative artists contemplating their role and function at the end of the 20th century succeed not only in shedding light on the creative process, but in dispelling many of the negative stereotypes attached to contemporary music." --Publishers Weekly "The effect on the reader is astonishing as one after another of these composers is revealed, warts and all, to be desperately and wonderfully human."--David McGowan, American Music Teacher "Engaging and inspirinig."--Chamber Music Magazine , .."The Must That Sings" [is] a book which will prove fascinating to those with an interest in contemporary musical composition, and in the creative process in general....Every decade needs a book like this, for ideas and tastes will always change and it will always require the work of scholars to document how the creative minds of an age think about their art. Ann McCutchan has provided such a work."--The Ithaca Times "These interviews with 25 composers are distilled to short, informal yet highly focused discussions....[McCutchan] allows the voices of the composers--most of whom live and work in the U.S. and were born between 1930 and 1960--to come through with candor...These intimate snapshots of creative artists contemplating their role and function at the end of the 20th century succeed not only in shedding light on the creative process, but in dispelling many of the negative stereotypes attached to contemporary music." --Publishers Weekly "The effect on the reader is astonishing as one after another of these composers is revealed, warts and all, to be desperately and wonderfully human."--David McGowan, American Music Teacher"Engaging and inspirinig."--Chamber Music Magazine.,."The Must That Sings" [is] a book which will prove fascinating to those with an interest in contemporary musical composition, and in the creative process in general....Every decade needs a book like this, for ideas and tastes will always change and it will always require the work of scholars todocument how the creative minds of an age think about their art. Ann McCutchan has provided such a work."--The Ithaca Times"These interviews with 25 composers are distilled to short, informal yet highly focused discussions....[McCutchan] allows the voices of the composers--most of whom live and work in the U.S. and were born between 1930 and 1960--to come through with candor...These intimate snapshots of creativeartists contemplating their role and function at the end of the 20th century succeed not only in shedding light on the creative process, but in dispelling many of the negative stereotypes attached to contemporary music." --Publishers Weeklyshow more

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