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Author Varga, Bálint András, author, interviewer.

Title From Boulanger to Stockhausen : interviews and a memoir / Bálint András Varga.

Publication Info. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press ; Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell & Brewer Limited, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780 VAR    Available
Description x, 394 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Eastman studies in music , 1071-9989 ; v. 104
Eastman studies in music; v. 104.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part One : Interviews. Composers : Georges Auric ; Alois Hába ; György Kurtág ; György Ligeti ; Karlheinz Stockhausen -- Conductors : Ernest Bour ; Sir Neville Marriner ; Eugene Ormandy ; Hans Swarowsky ; Iván Fischer and Ádám Fischer -- Instrumentalists : Alfred Brendel ; Yehudi Menuhin ; Isaac Stern ; Tibor Varga -- Singers and a record producer : Cathy Berberian ; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Walter Legge -- A teacher : Nadia Boulanger -- Music administrators : Sir William Glock ; Wolfgang Stresemann -- Snippets : Claudio Abbado ; Sir Neville Cardus ; Aaron Copland ; Antal Doráti ; Géza Frid ; Sylvia Goldstein ; Ralph Kirkpatrick ; Witold Lutosłski ; Vlado Perlemuter ; Arthur Rubinstein ; György Sándor ; Walter Susskind ; Joseph Szigeti.
Part Two : A Memoir. Introduction ; Ancestors ; On being Jewish ; Growing up in postwar socialist Hungary ; Margit ; Tapespondence ; Birth and demise of a (counter) revolution : A boy's-eye view ; Broadcasting 1 ; Broadcasting 2 ; Editio Musica Budapest ; Interviewing : an obsession ; Ich war ein Berliner ; Moving to Vienna ; Universal Edition ; Back catalogue ; The psychology of promotion ; Farewell and after.
Summary "Bálint András Varga makes available here for the first time in English nineteen extended interviews with some of the most notable figures in music from the past fifty years, as well as lively snippets from interviews Varga conducted with thirteen other equally renowned musicians. The interviewees include singers Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Cathy Berberian, pianists Alfred Brendel and Arthur Rubinstein, violinists Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin, conductors Claudio Abbado and Sir Neville Marriner, composers GyörgyLigeti and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and legendary pedagogue Nadia Boulanger. Of special interest is an interview with the reclusive composer György Kurtág, published here for the first time. From Boulanger to Stockhausen concludes with a poignant memoir by Varga of his experiences growing up in a Jewish family in Hungary during World War II and the early years of Communist rule. Varga's recollections also include details about his many interviews with some of these remarkable musicians, and about his employment at the Hungarian state radio station and then in the music-publishing industry, which brought him to, among other places, Vienna, where he now lives"--Dust jacket.
Subject Varga, Bálint András.
Musicians -- Interviews.
Composers -- Interviews.
Music publishers -- Biography.
ISBN 9781580464390 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
1580464394 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40022949653

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