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Michael Colgrass: Adventures of an American Composer
     

Michael Colgrass: Adventures of an American Composer

by Michael Colgrass
 

(Meredith Music Resource). In this delightful collection of anecdotes, Michael Colgrass invites the reader into his private encounters with Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, and a host of other key figures in American music. Maverick to the core, Colgrass also writes about romancing a Cold War spy in Bucharest, composing a ballet

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(Meredith Music Resource). In this delightful collection of anecdotes, Michael Colgrass invites the reader into his private encounters with Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, and a host of other key figures in American music. Maverick to the core, Colgrass also writes about romancing a Cold War spy in Bucharest, composing a ballet overnight for the Joffrey Ballet, and playing a gig for a stripper that landed him a job in West Side Story . His anecdotes often humorous and profound describe a pivotal era in American music that shaped this Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. A "must read" for music lovers. Click here for a YouTube video on Michael Colgrass: Adventures of an American Composer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574631555
Publisher:
Meredith Music Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
960,036
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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