Unheard Of

Memoirs of a Canadian Composer
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erschienen am 1. Februar 2012
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 408 Seiten
978-1-55458-358-4 (ISBN)
Canadian composer John Beckwith recounts his early days in Victoria, his studies in Toronto with Alberto Guerrero, his first compositions, and his later studies in Paris with the renowned Nadia Boulanger, of whom he offers a comprehensive personal view. This is his memoir's that describes his activities as a writer, university teacher, and more.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
  • Höhe: 227 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 586 gr
978-1-55458-358-4 (9781554583584)
1554583586 (1554583586)
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In his sixty-year career, John Beckwith has drawn attention with performances, broadcasts, and recordings of his more than 150 compositions and with his critical and research writings on personalities and issues of Canadian music past and present. Associated from 1952 to 1990 with the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, he was a witness of, and often a participant in, "the excitement of new creative directions in theatre, painting, and music" (as he once put it) of late-twentieth-century Canada. John Beckwith is a member of the Order of Canada and holds honorary doctorates from five universities.
In this fascinating personal and professional odyssey, John Beckwith delivers rich cultural history, opening a wide window on Canadian musical and educational institutions of the mid-to-late twentieth century. The book's wryly modest title reflects its author's gentle wit, but don't be misled: Unheard Of chronicles a life of high professional visibility and intellectual engagement.''--Carol J. Oja

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