MUSIC ON MY BEAT by Howard Taubman


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The music editor of the N.Y. Times and author of Opera Front and Back and Music As a Profession goes backstage to do a book on music as a trade rather than as an art, and anecdotally reports on that world through its performers. Music per se, and the snobberies and fetishes of its appreciators: composers, problems, of pay and performance; big money, for the few, and the financial elite who make it: temperament; conductors -- today's ""glamor boys""; virtuosos, singers, orchestras, opera, records, the concert stage, audiences and patrons the Negro in music, all angles of the field pointed up with shop talk and telling trivia of the personalities of the music world. Good back stage gossip for music fans.

Pub Date: Nov. 29th, 1943
Publisher: Simon & Schuster