A QUESTION OF HARMONY by Gretchen Sprague

A QUESTION OF HARMONY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The presence of a cello is unmistakable in this story which is otherwise standard repertoire for girls. The transition from Bach suites to romance is easily bridged for Jeanne Blake, when Dave Carpenter, a pianist, approaches her with ""boy, I'd like to do chamber music with you."" Jeanne really lives her music as school activities center around the orchestra and its politics. For extra-curricular activities there is her trio, which, since it is integrated, manages to stage a sit-down during a break. Further references to bias are provided by Jeanne's best friend, the first violinist, who is the victim of an overbearing, prejudiced mother. The music has few charms for this standard composition and performance.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1965
Publisher: Dodd, Mead