Download e-book for kindle: Aaron Jay Kernis (American Composers) by Leta E. Miller

By Leta E. Miller

ISBN-10: 0252038533

ISBN-13: 9780252038532

ISBN-10: 0252080130

ISBN-13: 9780252080135

Winner of either the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis completed reputation as one of many best composers of his iteration whereas nonetheless in his thirties. in view that then his eloquent but obtainable kind, emphasis on melody, and willingness to interact renowned in addition to classical types has introduced him frequent acclaim and admiring audiences.


Leta Miller's biography deals the 1st survey of the composer's existence and paintings. Immersed in song by means of center institution, and later education less than Theodore Antoniou, John Adams, Jacob Druckman, and others, Kernis rejected the assumption of distancing his paintings from worldly issues and dared to compose on political topics. His Second Symphony, from 1991, engaged with the 1st Gulf conflict; 1993's Still second with Hymn used to be a response to the Bosnian Genocide; and the following year's Colored Field and 1995's Lament and Prayer handled the Holocaust. but Kernis extensively utilized assets as disparate as futurist agitprop and kid's video games to demonstrate humor in his paintings. Miller's research addresses not just Kernis's wide variety of topics but additionally the eclecticism that has baffled critics, interpreting his commitment to synthesis and the topics constant in his work.


Informed and fascinating, Aaron Jay Kernis offers a unprecedented mid-career portrait of a huge American cultural figure.

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