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The Resource Aaron Jay Kernis, Leta E. Miller

Aaron Jay Kernis, Leta E. Miller

Label
Aaron Jay Kernis
Title
Aaron Jay Kernis
Statement of responsibility
Leta E. Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then his eloquent yet accessible style, emphasis on melody, and willingness to engage popular as well as classical forms has brought him widespread acclaim and admiring audiences. Leta Miller's biography offers the first survey of the composer's life and work. Immersed in music by middle school, and later training under Theodore Antoniou, John Adams, Jacob Druckman, and others, Kernis rejected the idea of distancing his work from worldly concerns and composed on political themes. His Second Symphony, from 1991, engaged with the first Gulf War; 1993's Still Moment with Hymn was a reaction to the Bosnian Genocide; and the next year's Colored Field and 1995's Lament and Prayer dealt with the Holocaust. Yet Kernis also used sources as disparate as futurist agitprop and children's games to display humor in his work. Miller's analysis addresses not only Kernis's wide range of subjects but also the eclecticism that has baffled critics, analyzing his dedication to synthesis and the themes consistent in his work. Publication of this book was supported by a grant from the Henry and Edna Binkele Classical Music Fund Informed and engaging, Aaron Jay Kernis gives a rare mid-career portrait of a major American cultural figure [Publisher description]
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Leta E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.K386
LC item number
M55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
American composers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kernis, Aaron Jay
  • Kernis, Aaron Jay
  • Composers
  • Composers
  • United States
Label
Aaron Jay Kernis, Leta E. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography, bibliographical references, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Learning the craft : early years and training (1960-1983) -- Kernis meets the New York Philharmonic -- Coming to grips with history (1984-1991) -- War, with interludes (1991-1995) -- Triumphs and tribulations : big commissions, big risks, big rewards (1995-2001) -- Family matters (2002-2009) -- Looking to the future
Control code
866766851
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 203 pages
Isbn
9780252080135
Lccn
2013050774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)866766851
Label
Aaron Jay Kernis, Leta E. Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography, bibliographical references, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Learning the craft : early years and training (1960-1983) -- Kernis meets the New York Philharmonic -- Coming to grips with history (1984-1991) -- War, with interludes (1991-1995) -- Triumphs and tribulations : big commissions, big risks, big rewards (1995-2001) -- Family matters (2002-2009) -- Looking to the future
Control code
866766851
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 203 pages
Isbn
9780252080135
Lccn
2013050774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)866766851

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