A LITTLE NIGHT-MUSIC by Samuel Chotzinoff


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Samuel Chotzinoff, General Music Director of the National Broadcasting Company, is also an accomplished interviewer of musical personalities who often has associated personally as well as professionally with his subjects. Here he conerses with and quotes six great artists, visiting them at home and office, noting their present surroundings along with their past histories. We meet Heifetz, now reaching at the University of California, who thinks that ""to be an artist is like being entrusted with something precious for a brief time...It is an artist's duty to hand it on""; Horowitz, who loves amateur acting, Manet and Battistini; Menotti, who feels obligated to give to the world with the Spoleto Festival that takes time from his composing; Richard Rodgers who has accomplished with ease and all ""against the rules"", and met even his collaborators Hart and Hammerstein not only by chance; ubinstein, who really loves music and thinks that ""the true artist is always an optimist, because he is dealing with the soul of man""; Segovia, Spanish artist and gentleman, who ""discovered"" the guitar for the world instead of following in his lawyer father's footsteps...Grace notes. With drawings by Mme. Olga Koussevitsky.

Publisher: Harper & Row