A second book from the author of Menagerie in F Major (1947) offers a musical olio with the same exuberance as his first...

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FANFARE FOR TWO PIGEONS

A second book from the author of Menagerie in F Major (1947) offers a musical olio with the same exuberance as his first book. Here are personal experiences and friendships along with discussions of opera, concerts, music in the hinterlands and in the metropolis; with essays on copyright, composers, the fanatic range of manuscripts submitted for publication; and with a definite accent on the almost overnight emergence of a new musical climate in the United States. The community and civic groups, music as the concern of individuals rather than public agencies and as an element in the liberation of culture and the new forms of musical enterprise have aroused his interest and research; he is equally detailed in a profile on Bela Bartok and on other artists he has known; he makes good stories of the bandyman musical jobs he has had. Lively and likeable and amusing reportage viewed from a desk at G. Schirmer's.

Pub Date: April 10, 1952

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1952