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The Muse That Sings
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Alphabetical List of Composers Foreword by Leonard Slatkin (Music Director, National Symphony Orchestra) Introduction 1: Eric Stokes (b. 1930) 2: Steve Reich (b. 1936) 3: William Bolcom (b. 1938) 4: John Corigliano (b. 1938) 5: John Harbison (b. 1938) 6: Joan Tower (b. 1938) 7: John Adams (b. 1947) 8: Claude Baker (b. 1948) 9: Dan Welcher (b. 1948) 10: Daniel S. Godfrey (b. 1949) 11: Fred Lerdahl (b. 1949) 12: Shulamit Ran (b. 1949) 13: Christopher Rouse (b. 1949) 14: Steven Stucky (b. 1949) 15: Libby Larsen (b. 1950) 16: Lois V Vierk (b. 1951) 17: John Zorn (b. 1953) 18: Michael Daugherty (b. 1954) 19: James Mobberley (b. 1954) 20: Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955) 21: Bright Sheng (b. 1955) 22: Richard Danielpour (b. 1956) 23: David Lang (b. 1957) 24: Sebastian Currier (b. 1959) 25: Aaron Jay Kernis (b. 1960)

About the Author

Award-winning fine arts writer Ann McCutchan is also the author of Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute (1994). She is a Lecturer in the School of Music at the University of Texas.

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"These interviews with 25 composers are distilled to short, informal yet highly focused discussions....[McCutchan] allows the voices of the composers--most of whom live and work in the U.S. and were born between 1930 and 1960--to come through with candor...These intimate snapshots of creative artists contemplating their role and function at the end of the 20th century succeed not only in shedding light on the creative process, but in dispelling many of the negative stereotypes attached to contemporary music." --Publishers Weekly "McCutchan has welded her talents as a performing musician and write to produce a highly readable assessment of the serious music currently being written...The Muse That Sings should be in public libraries and academic music libraries, accessible to the serious layman, music student, and professional musician. It is recommended for those eager to explore the music pouring out of our American composers and should inspire performances of their music." --Notes "The effect on the reader is astonishing as one after another of these composers is revealed, warts and all, to be desperately and wonderfully human."--David McGowan, American Music Teacher "Engaging and inspirinig."--Chamber Music Magazine "...The Must That Sings" [is] a book which will prove fascinating to those with an interest in contemporary musical composition, and in the creative process in general....Every decade needs a book like this, for ideas and tastes will always change and it will always require the work of scholars to document how the creative minds of an age think about their art. Ann McCutchan has provided such a work."--The Ithaca Times "These interviews with 25 composers are distilled to short, informal yet highly focused discussions....[McCutchan] allows the voices of the composers--most of whom live and work in the U.S. and were born between 1930 and 1960--to come through with candor...These intimate snapshots of creative artists contemplating their role and function at the end of the 20th century succeed not only in shedding light on the creative process, but in dispelling many of the negative stereotypes attached to contemporary music." --Publishers Weekly "McCutchan has welded her talents as a performing musician and write to produce a highly readable assessment of the serious music currently being written...The Muse That Sings should be in public libraries and academic music libraries, accessible to the serious layman, music student, and professional musician. It is recommended for those eager to explore the music pouring out of our American composers and should inspire performances of their music." --Notes

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