By Ned Rorem
A powerful choice of essays, evaluations, and reflections on existence, tradition, artwork, love, and music—always lyrical, witty, and overtly provocative—from probably the most acclaimed modern American composersTime journal has known as Ned Rorem the world's top composer of artwork songs. yet his genius doesn't result in the world of classical song. Rorem has a unprecedented reward for writing, besides, and the large acclaim that has greeted his memoirs, essay collections, and released diaries attest to this truth. An Absolute present is a cornucopia of Roremisms—essays, reports, and evaluations on an enormous array of attention-grabbing matters, from track to movie to drama to intercourse. the following are also candid diary entries, showing the frankness and memorable perception for which Rorem is understood. no matter if he's lambasting or celebrating the world's nice musical works and their creators (and, based on Stephen Sondheim, he's the most effective writers approximately tune that i've got ever read), providing intensely own musings on loss of life and love, or brilliantly dissecting the artist's craft, Ned Rorem is usually attention-grabbing, regularly provocative, and tremendously unique.
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