The courage of composers and the tyranny of taste : reflections on new music / Bálint András Varga

Contributor(s): Series: Eastman studies in music ; 141Publisher: Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2017Description: viii, 263 sidor : musiknoterContent type:
Media type:
Carrier type:
ISBN:
  • 978-1-58046-593-9
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 780.922 23/swe
Contents:
Composers: Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952) -- John Adams (b. 1947) -- Vykintas Baltakas (b. 1972) -- George Benjamin (b. 1960) -- Friedrich Cerha (b. 1926) -- Unsuk Chin (b. 1961) -- George Crumb (b. 1929) -- Chaya Czernowin (b. 1957) -- Paul-Heinz Dittrich (b. 1930) -- Pascal Dusapin (b. 1955) -- Lorenzo Ferrero (b. 1951) -- Michael Gielen (b. 1927) -- Detlev Glanert (b. 1960) -- Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) -- Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953) -- Giya Kancheli (b. 1935) -- György Kurtág (b. 1926) -- Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935) -- Libby Larsen (b. 1950) -- Liza Lim (b. 1966) -- Luca Lombardi (b. 1945) -- Siegfried Matthus (b. 1934) -- Robert Morris (b. 1943) -- Olga Neuwirth (b. 1968) -- Enno Poppe (b. 1969) -- Karl Aage Rasmussen (b. 1947) -- Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952) -- Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967) -- Allen Shawn (b. 1948) -- Johannes Maria Staud (b. 1974) -- Manfred Trojahn (b. 1949) -- Jörg Widmann (b. 1973) -- Christian Wolff (b. 1934) -- Critics: Paul Griffiths (b. 1947) -- Wolfgang Schreiber (b. 1939) -- Arnold Whittall (b. 1935) -- Festival directors: Heike Hoffmann (b. 1958) -- Sir Nicholas Kenyon (b. 1951) -- Epilogue: Rainer Nonnenmann (b. 1968) and Bálint András Varga (b. 1941)
Summary: Bálint András Varga is perhaps the world's most respected interviewer of living composers. For The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste: Reflections on New Music, Varga has confronted thirty-three composers with quotations carefully chosen to elicit their thoughts about an issue that is crucial for any serious creative artist: How can one find courage to deal with the sometimes tyrannical expectations of the outside world? The result is an imaginary roundtable at which we encounter fresh, revealing, previously unpublished statements from such world-renowned composers as John Adams, Friedrich Cerha, George Crumb, Sofia Gubaïdulina, Georg Friedrich Haas, Giya Kancheli, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Libby Larsen, Robert Morris, and Wolfgang Rihm. Also represented are composers who are becoming more prominent with the passing years -- Chaya Czernowin, Pascal Dusapin, and Rebecca Saunders -- as well as conductor-composer Michael Gielen, festival director Nicholas Kenyon, and music critics Paul Griffiths and Arnold Whittall. In The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste, composers and other insightful individuals comment on choices made, traps avoided, unforeseen consequences, proud accomplishments, occasional regrets: the whole range of experiences central to artistic creativity
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Materials specified Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Musik- och teaterbiblioteket Magasin A B31.803 Available 26201853863
Total holds: 0

Inehåller bibliografi och index

Composers: Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952) -- John Adams (b. 1947) -- Vykintas Baltakas (b. 1972) -- George Benjamin (b. 1960) -- Friedrich Cerha (b. 1926) -- Unsuk Chin (b. 1961) -- George Crumb (b. 1929) -- Chaya Czernowin (b. 1957) -- Paul-Heinz Dittrich (b. 1930) -- Pascal Dusapin (b. 1955) -- Lorenzo Ferrero (b. 1951) -- Michael Gielen (b. 1927) -- Detlev Glanert (b. 1960) -- Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) -- Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953) -- Giya Kancheli (b. 1935) -- György Kurtág (b. 1926) -- Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935) -- Libby Larsen (b. 1950) -- Liza Lim (b. 1966) -- Luca Lombardi (b. 1945) -- Siegfried Matthus (b. 1934) -- Robert Morris (b. 1943) -- Olga Neuwirth (b. 1968) -- Enno Poppe (b. 1969) -- Karl Aage Rasmussen (b. 1947) -- Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952) -- Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967) -- Allen Shawn (b. 1948) -- Johannes Maria Staud (b. 1974) -- Manfred Trojahn (b. 1949) -- Jörg Widmann (b. 1973) -- Christian Wolff (b. 1934) -- Critics: Paul Griffiths (b. 1947) -- Wolfgang Schreiber (b. 1939) -- Arnold Whittall (b. 1935) -- Festival directors: Heike Hoffmann (b. 1958) -- Sir Nicholas Kenyon (b. 1951) -- Epilogue: Rainer Nonnenmann (b. 1968) and Bálint András Varga (b. 1941)

Bálint András Varga is perhaps the world's most respected interviewer of living composers. For The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste: Reflections on New Music, Varga has confronted thirty-three composers with quotations carefully chosen to elicit their thoughts about an issue that is crucial for any serious creative artist: How can one find courage to deal with the sometimes tyrannical expectations of the outside world? The result is an imaginary roundtable at which we encounter fresh, revealing, previously unpublished statements from such world-renowned composers as John Adams, Friedrich Cerha, George Crumb, Sofia Gubaïdulina, Georg Friedrich Haas, Giya Kancheli, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Libby Larsen, Robert Morris, and Wolfgang Rihm. Also represented are composers who are becoming more prominent with the passing years -- Chaya Czernowin, Pascal Dusapin, and Rebecca Saunders -- as well as conductor-composer Michael Gielen, festival director Nicholas Kenyon, and music critics Paul Griffiths and Arnold Whittall. In The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste, composers and other insightful individuals comment on choices made, traps avoided, unforeseen consequences, proud accomplishments, occasional regrets: the whole range of experiences central to artistic creativity

Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
Tegeluddsvägen 100, Stockholm, Sweden
info@musikochteaterbiblioteket.se / + 46 8 519 554 12
Nearest bus stop: Frihamnsporten. Buses 1, 72 and 76 stop right outside. Nearest underground stations are Gärdet and Karlaplan.