Five Lines, Four Spaces: The World of My Music

Five Lines, Four Spaces: The World of My Music

by George Rochberg
     
 

Finished just weeks before his death, George Rochberg's eloquent memoir offers a detailed look at his fruitful life as a composer, publisher, and teacher of music. The volume traces a life immersed in music, with early study under George Szell and Gian Carlo Menotti and later long-term collaborations with the Concord Quartet and commissions for major orchestras and

Overview

Finished just weeks before his death, George Rochberg's eloquent memoir offers a detailed look at his fruitful life as a composer, publisher, and teacher of music. The volume traces a life immersed in music, with early study under George Szell and Gian Carlo Menotti and later long-term collaborations with the Concord Quartet and commissions for major orchestras and opera companies. Reflecting on music, aesthetics, colleagues, and the life of the creative mind, Five Lines, Four Spaces: The World of My Music captures not only the spirit but also the intellectual climate of the twentieth-century musical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252034251
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

George Rochberg (1918-2005) was an influential composer, scholar, and publisher of music. He served as director of  Theodore Presser Publishing Company (1951-60) and as chair of the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania (1960-68), and he was the author of the award-winning The Aesthetics of Survival: A Composer's View of Twentieth Century Music.

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