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By Dominick Argento

The distinguished American composer Dominick Argento is understood for the care with which he selects the themes for his works, be they meant for opera condo, live performance auditorium, recital corridor, or church, and for the private involvement and curiosity that constantly shine via his tune from the most efficient in 1951 of Songs approximately Spring to Orpheus in 2000.

Each bankruptcy of this luminous and revealing memoir is predicated on a specific composition, surrounded through Argento's reflections at the interval in his existence whilst the piece was once written and its starting functionality. Songs approximately Spring, a piece of his undergraduate years, stirs thoughts of his teacher Nicholas Nabokov (friend of Stravinsky and cousin to Vladimir), with whom he discovered to drink martinis, and in addition of his first collaboration with Carolyn Bailey, the soprano who could later develop into his spouse. within the bankruptcy on Casa Guidi, the 2004 Grammy-winning piece in accordance with letters from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to her sister Henrietta, Argento unearths that his selection of that topic was once due partly to the truth that the actual Casa Guidi, the place Browning lived, was once just a couple of blocks from his personal residence in Florence and a common vacation spot for his visitors. supplying perception into his real compositional strategy, he additionally stocks the personal diary he stored whereas composing The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, which information his broad study and coaching for writing that paintings in addition to its tricky street to construction and performance.

In a life of compositions that experience engaged Western tradition from Chekhov to overlook Manners, from Don Juan to the Bremen city musicians, Dominick Argento has inspired audiences to target the hopes and fears that experience outlined human lifestyles and their very own lives. Now he invitations us to proportion his personal, illuminating the character of musical composition and its carry at the human imagination.

Dominick Argento taught tune thought and composition for almost 40 years on the college of Minnesota. He was once offered a Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for the track cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf and a Grammy in 2004 for most sensible modern Classical Composition for Casa Guidi.

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