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Mark the music; the life and work of Marc Blitzstein

Gordon, Eric A.

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ISBN 10: 0312026072 / ISBN 13: 9780312026073
Editorial: St. Martin's Press, New York, 1989
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xviii, 605p., signed by author on title page, very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. N° de ref. de la librería 102997

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Título: Mark the music; the life and work of Marc ...

Editorial: St. Martin's Press, New York

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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The recently released Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock reawakened worldwide audiences to composer Marc Blitzstein's runaway Broadway hit of 1937, and to the exciting times he lived in. Blitzstein went on to write Regina (based on Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes"), the definitive translation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Threepenny Opera, and an enormous amount of other music based squarely in American and Broadway traditions. Mark the Music is an engaging biography of this larger-than-life composer that reads like a novel. Practically every page features an illuminating and revealing pen portrait of the most important creative personalities in American cultureOrson Welles, John Houseman, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Robeson, Sean O'Casey, Agnes de Mille, Lotte Lenya, Melvyn Douglas, Shirley Both, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Earl Robinson, Rudolf Bing, and many more. A vibrant journey through mid-20th century America comes to life through the eyes and experience of Marc Blitzstein. The issues that marked Blitzstein's daycensorship, repression, warare all with us today. This is a story of passion, defiance, glory and tragedy, and ultimately of faith in democratic American values expressed through the arts.

About the Author:

Eric A. Gordon, author of Mark the Music: The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein, co-wrote Ballad of an American: The Autobiography of Earl Robinson (Scarecrow Press, 1998). He earned his B.A. from Yale University, a master's and a doctorate from Tulane. He has taught history and language at the college level, and was Publicity Manager for G. Schirmer music publishers. Since 1995 he has been Director of the Workmen's Circle in Los Angeles, California.

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