One Man's Music

One Man's Music

by Christina Britton Conroy


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ISBN-13: 9781934912102
Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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One Man's Music 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Srinathadas More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful work of literature, destined to live for a very long time. It not only presents a vibrant picture of the New York music and performng arts scene at the end of the 20th century, it also gives us compelling characters who are very real and familiar; we care about all of them deeply, and we can't wait to read the next chapter to find out what happens to them! It's also clear that Mrs. Conroy has actually been to all of the interesting places she writes about. They are described with great accuracy and understanding, and not simply lifted from some Google page.
sharontout More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. This is not the type of book I normally read, but I couldn't put if down after the first few pages. Can't wait for her next book.............
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"One Man's Music" was easy reading and I just couldn't put it down. The author is easy to follow and has a great style of writing. I hope to see more books by this author
Performer-coach More than 1 year ago
Frankly, I was asked to read this book as my favorite books are usually mysteries -- who dunnits. I was told this had no murders or a super special sleuth to solve a complicated case, so I started the book reluctantly but I ended it completely satisfied. This is not just a "woman's book," it is a book for both sexes, and the sex is great; as well as the music. Not being a musician, but a music lover, at first I wondered if I'd get lost in a strictly musician's world -- not so. Besides thoroughly enjoying this fast moving story and the wonderfully drawn characters, I learned a lot. I now have a much greater respect for musicians and understand what it takes to be a good one. From now on, at any concert, I'll be watching as well as listening to the music being made. A great read, I look forward to this writer's next book. She's on my look for list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the descriptions of the lifestyle of a musician in this book. As a singer myself, it really rang true to what I and others have experienced in this crazy whirlwind of a profession. On top of that, I found the story to be gripping and quite a page turner. I felt that I really lived with the characters and rooted for them until the end.
Musical_Doctor More than 1 year ago
How can one give a dispassionate and objective review when the author is a friend with a shared musical heritage at Interlochen Arts Academy? Hardly. But, I saw enough of the national and international classical music world for myself to appreciate how daunting it is for young musical artists to wend their way through a gauntlet of emotional, artistic, and business challenges along a path that is difficult, unclear, and fraught with peril. The story begins with Jenna Adams, an aspiring ten-year-old girl who loses her father to divorce a year later. Jenna is smitten with the music of Eric Ries, who becomes her musical guiding star and fills the emotional void of a lifelong fatherless child. The story of Jenna and Eric shows how great talent and accomplishment from an early age develops in the crucible of emotional turmoil. No wonder that Wunderkinder so often are shooting stars who glow with brilliance until they enter the dense atmosphere of adult life only to burn out. Great gifts and fame can exact a heavy toll on the psyche. Later enters Josh Kendal, a man who abandoned his career as a Julliard-educated composer to become a talent agent for Atlas Artists. With words that have implications for the other main characters, Josh stated, "I love composing, but wasn't masochistic enough to pursue a career." But Jenna and Eric are no shooting stars. They battle their psychological demons by making more and better music and love, and in the end they leave us not with a three-note major chord in the parent position, but a perfect fifth with a suspended note in the middle begging for movement or resolution. Will the author segue into a sequel of this remarkable American classical musicians' Entwicklungsroman? Lawrence M. Probes, M.D. Psychiatrist
JoeTucker More than 1 year ago
One Man's Music is the poignant story of a beautiful woman's journey through the

struggles of life, music and love. Don't miss it. Its melody will haunt you.

Joe Tucker

Author of Hydra
MPJ More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story, well written and although full of references to classical music that went over my head, they do not detract anything from the story. I could still identify with the characters and feel their pain and joy. You do not have to understand musical terms to appreciate this story, it kept me enthralled and wanting to know what happened next. You will not want to put this book down until you have finished it.
Clarice More than 1 year ago
As a classical music lover, I was attracted to the cover of the book and picked it up when I read the back of the cover. It was so unusual, with the musical chapter headings and first person account, that I found myself completely wrapped up in Jenna's story. It's very well edited, too, a joy to read. Anyone who has known an Eric Ries will identify with Jenna's dilemma. I'm looking forward to Conroy's next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personnaly know Christina, l haven't read her book yet, but, I do know that she is a VERY passionate person and Worldly and intelligent women. Her husband is kind, passionate, and he has been in some movies!
Mair40 More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. Even though I'm not musically inclined, I could relate to Jenna. It would make a good movie. Mair
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Soprano More than 1 year ago
As a professional musician, I saw myself on every page of this book. These characters are multidimensional and totally real. I laughed out loud at their antics, and cried real tears, feeling their frustration and pain. It is refreshing to have a modern heroine who is well brought up, but still has pluck. The complicated composer/conductor Eric Ries a real gem. We all know this guy -- what a guy! The sex scenes are great.