By Alan M. Gillmor
Eagle Minds—a choice from the correspondence among the Canadian composer and pupil Istvan Anhalt and his American counterpart George Rochberg—is a excellent chronicle and a penetrating research of the swerving socio-cultural hobbies of a risky half-century as saw by way of hugely proficient contributors.
starting in 1961 and spanning forty-four years, their dialog embraces not just tune yet different kinds of up to date artwork, in addition to politics, philosophy, faith, and mysticism. The letters chronicle the deepening in their friendship through the years, and the openness, honesty, and actual heat among them give you the reader with an intimate examine their personalities. a desirable highbrow pressure emerges among the 2 males as they checklist their person responses to musical modernism, to altering political and social realities, and to their Jewish background and feel of position, one as a son of Ukrainian immigrants to the U.S., the opposite as a refugee from war-torn Hungary.
permitting us a privileged glimpse into the personal lives and ideas of those interesting males, Eagle Minds is a useful instrument for students drawn to North American composers within the past due 20th century and crucial studying for somebody drawn to the cultural and social heritage of that period.
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Eagle Minds: Selected Correspondence of Istvan Anhalt and George Rochberg (1961-2005) by Alan M. Gillmor