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Star Turns and Cameo Appearances : Memoirs of a Life Among Musicians (Hardcover) (Bernard Jacobson)

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Star Turns and Cameo Appearances is the entertaining and insightful memoir by veteran music critic Bernard Jacobson. Its pages are populated by eminent composers ranging from Hans Werner Henze to Andrzej Panufnik; and by renowned performers, including Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Sviatoslav Richter, and Jessye Norman. As a music critic and orchestra administrator, Jacobson has had the opportunity to observe these outstanding musicians and many of their colleagues at close quarters. Assisting Riccardo Muti at the Philadelphia Orchestra for eight years, he saw sides of that maestro not normally visible to the music-loving public. Throughout Star Turns and Cameo Performances, Jacobson adds his own sensitive and sympathetic view to public perceptions of musical luminaries of yesterday and today, helping to explain and illuminate their evident artistry. Bernard Jacobson's career has included spells as recording executive; music critic of the Chicago Daily News; artistic director and adviser to several international orchestras in Holland; and visiting professor at Roosevelt University's Chicago Musical College. He has also performed and recorded as narrator of concert works and opera.
Number of Pages: 302.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music
Sub-Genre: Composers + Musicians
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Author: Bernard Jacobson
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 50241204
UPC: 9781580465410
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6584

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