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By Leta E. Miller

ISBN-10: 0252038533

ISBN-13: 9780252038532

ISBN-10: 0252080130

ISBN-13: 9780252080135

Winner of either the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis accomplished reputation as one of many best composers of his new release whereas nonetheless in his thirties. considering the fact that then his eloquent but available kind, emphasis on melody, and willingness to interact renowned in addition to classical kinds has introduced him common acclaim and admiring audiences.


Leta Miller's biography deals the 1st survey of the composer's existence and paintings. Immersed in tune through heart university, and later education less than Theodore Antoniou, John Adams, Jacob Druckman, and others, Kernis rejected the belief of distancing his paintings from worldly matters and dared to compose on political subject matters. His Second Symphony, from 1991, engaged with the 1st Gulf struggle; 1993's Still second with Hymn was once a response to the Bosnian Genocide; and the following year's Colored Field and 1995's Lament and Prayer handled the Holocaust. but Kernis extensively utilized resources as disparate as futurist agitprop and kid's video games to show humor in his paintings. Miller's research addresses not just Kernis's wide selection of topics but additionally the eclecticism that has baffled critics, studying his commitment to synthesis and the subjects constant in his work.


Informed and interesting, Aaron Jay Kernis provides a unprecedented mid-career portrait of an immense American cultural figure.

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