By Michael Hix
An American Organist in Paris provides Lee Orville Erwin's letters from France to his kinfolk in 1930-1931. In those letters, Erwin recounts his day-by-day reviews and encounters with the various twentieth century's maximum musicians and lecturers. He writes of his classes with Marchal, Verd, and Boulanger and dinner events with Olivier Messiaen. Erwin's letters not just give you the singular studies of a tender musician but additionally replicate the typical studies shared by means of the multitude of yankee composers who studied in France in this time. those letters are commonly footnoted to supply readability and historical past info of the destinations and personalities mentioned. A biographical bankruptcy on Erwin, which outlines his vast musical occupation and influence at the silent movie track revival within the twentieth century, is additionally incorporated. This e-book will function a different glimpse into the lifetime of considered one of America's so much prolific composers for the theater organ.
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