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The Resource Roger Sessions : how a "difficult" composer got that way, Frederik Prausnitz

Roger Sessions : how a "difficult" composer got that way, Frederik Prausnitz

Label
Roger Sessions : how a "difficult" composer got that way
Title
Roger Sessions
Title remainder
how a "difficult" composer got that way
Statement of responsibility
Frederik Prausnitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of Roger Sessions, composer, writer, teacher of several generations of American composers and a commanding figure on the musical scene of his time, was as remarkable for its creative single-mindedness as for its apparent contradictions. Sessions spent years in painstakingly deliberate discovery of a musical craft that would provide, in his words, "the musical syntax of conscious emotion" he needed in order to realize the powerful musical images that informed all his works. With only a small, widely spaced output of compositions at the halfway point of his long life, he enjoyed the solid respect of his peers. An enormous harvest of masterful works to follow made his name something to conjure with when major musical organizations decided on commissions. But the musical establishment continued to enfold him in the kind of cordial embrace that keeps a man at arm's length. His music was considered too difficult for performers and audiences alike, and encountered durable, if intensely respectful, neglect."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prausnitz, Frederik
Dewey number
  • 780/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S473
LC item number
P73 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Sessions, Roger
Label
Roger Sessions : how a "difficult" composer got that way, Frederik Prausnitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47443832
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780195108927
Lccn
2001036718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
Roger Sessions : how a "difficult" composer got that way, Frederik Prausnitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47443832
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780195108927
Lccn
2001036718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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