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Five Lines, Four Spaces: The World of My Music

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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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252034251
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • 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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