Soundings: Honoring Influential Teachers

Soundings: Honoring Influential Teachers

by Paul James D'Angelo


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In an effort to share his life's path with his fifteen-year-old grandson, Joshua, Paul D'Angelo chronicles his youthful experiences. The focus of his writing is a fond remembrance of many teachers and events that contributed to his fascinating career. Paul takes us from his roots as a child entertainer, through high school as a performing musician, to his training as a symphony orchestral conductor. His odyssey is a look back to some extraordinary times and entertaining anecdotes. He describes his schooling alongside talented achievers and with world-class mentors. Interesting profiles are revealed about Renée Longy, Nadia Boulanger, Jean Casadesus, Lorna Cooke deVaron, Frederik Prausnitz, Robert Levin, and Shelly Morgenstern.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937588762
Publisher: Riverhaven Books
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Paul applied his musical and artistic versatility in times past as a military bandmaster during the Vietnam War. Later, he found success in a range of conducting and teaching assignments. Paul is close to his adult daughter, Anne, while he resides with his wife Elaine and their teenage daughter Ilana in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The family is extended with two toy French poodles, Pistache and Aristide.

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