John Simon on Music: Criticism 1979-2005 Hardcover – Aug 30 2005
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About the Author
John Simon (1925-) was born in Yugoslavia and awarded his PhD in comparative literature from Harvard University. He has written theatre, film, music, and book reviews for many eminent publications, inc. New York, Esquire, Hudson Review, Opera News, and the New York Times Book Review. He is a past winner of the George Jean Nathan Award and the George Polk Award for Film Criticism. He lives in New York City. Ned Rorem is the accomplished composer, diarist, and essayist.
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Ours is the only era in history wherein music of the past takes precedence over music of the present, and wherein the performer is more apparent than the composer. Read the first page
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
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The book contains four big sections on Criticism from the 1970s, 80s, 90s and the 2,000s. Within each section there are reviews and essays that are arranged chronologically according to the dates they were originally published in the various magazines or newspapers for which Mr. Simon writes.
You will find Mr. Simon's writing to be erudite and a pleasure to read. His topics are far ranging, and he is able to see connections between his current subject and a wide range of past events.
Very enjoyable reading.
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