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Musings: The Musical World of Gunther Schuller

Schuller, Gunther

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ISBN 10: 0195059212 / ISBN 13: 9780195059212
Published by Oxford University Press. New York
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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5 1/4" x 8." 315 pages incl. index. Softbound. Very good condition w/ very light surface soil. A collection of Schuller's writings, all interesting, from rag, jazz, classical, opera, etc. All the writing is outstanding. A little gem of a book for the musicologist, musician or layperson. Bookseller Inventory # 8818

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Title: Musings: The Musical World of Gunther ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press. New York

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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This collection of writings by Gunther Schuller--the first composer to be awarded the Elise L. Stoeger Composer's Chair of the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center--provides a marvelous introduction to the man and his extraordinary range of musical experience, taste, and learning. In Part I, "Jazz and the Third Stream," Schuller offers his reflections on jazz, insightful pieces on such figures as Duke Ellington, Cecil Taylor, and Sonny Rollins, and several essays on "the third stream," the genre where jazz and classical music intersect. Part II, "Music Performance and Contemporary Music," includes articles on the art of conducting, the future of opera, the question of a new classicism, and Schuller's own thoughts on his controversial opera The Visitation. The final section, "Music Aesthetics and Education," presents Schuller's reflections on such matters as form, structure, and symbol in music; the need for broadening the audience for quality music; and his vision of the ideal conservatory and the total musician.

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Published on the occasion of Schuller's sixtieth birthday, 'Musings' is a marvelous introduction to the man and his extraordinary range of musical experience, taste, and learning.

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