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Author Lipman, Samuel.

Title Arguing for music, arguing for culture : essays / by Samuel Lipman.

Publication Info. Boston : D.R. Godine in association with American Council for the Arts, 1990.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  780.973 LIP    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 448 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface : A concentration on essentials -- Prologue : A certain independence : An interview with William Keens -- I. Music in America today. The road to now ; Doing music, doing American music ; American string-quartet writing ; The Philharmonic's new horizons ; Musical New York in decline ; The crisis continues ; The Harvard Cage ; The future of classical music -- II. The problem of new opera. Opera 1984: dead or alive? ; Blitzstein's Cradle ; Einstein's long march to Brooklyn ; Casanova at the City Opera ; Lord Byron undone ; A dissent on Menotti ; Dismal thoughts on the present and future -- III. Performing and performers. Reflections on Bach ; What the Cliburn contest thinks of pianists ; Sad thoughts on Walter Busterkeys, a.k.a. Liberace ; Ruminations on the romantic piano ; Vladimir Horowitz 1904-1989 ; The violinist of the age ; The Met's failed Walküre ; Dead from Lincoln Center ; Marian Anderson: The diva from Philadelphia ; New life from old records ; Leinsdorf at the Philharmonic ; The Berlin Philharmonic without Karajan ; Karajan: the last time? ; Is the symphony orchestra dead? -- IV. Making culture possible. Funding the arts: who decides? ; Cultural policy: Whither America, whither government? ; Art and patronage today ; New York and its future ; To teach the administrators ; New thoughts on the great audience hunt ; The buck goes where? ; Why give to the arts? ; The case of Nancy Hanks ; The NEA: looking back, and looking ahead -- Epilogue. Redefining culture and democracy.
Subject Music -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0879238216 : $35.00
0879238224 soft

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