Aaron Jay Kernis Leta E Miller

ISBN: 9781306980968

Published: August 13th 2014

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Aaron Jay Kernis  by  Leta E Miller

Aaron Jay Kernis by Leta E Miller
August 13th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 217 pages | ISBN: 9781306980968 | 5.80 Mb

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, andMoreWinner 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 Millers biography offers the first survey of the composers 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 dared to compose on political themes. His Second Symphony, from 1991, engaged with the first Gulf War- 1993s Still Moment with Hymn was a reaction to the Bosnian Genocide- and the next years Colored Field and 1995s Lament and Prayer dealt with the Holocaust.

Yet Kernis also used sources as disparate as futurist agitprop and childrens games to display humor in his work. Millers analysis addresses not only Kerniss 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.



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