Building Bridges With Music
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300 Pages

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Series: American Music and Musicians

Imprint: Pendragon Press

Building Bridges With Music

Stories from a Composer's Life

by Samuel Adler

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The memoir of a composer, conductor, teacher, author and administrator both in America and abroad, Samuel Adler.
After over sixty years of teaching and finally retiring for the third time in May of 2016, I felt the urge to write down the many stories I have experienced during my long life. This book covers occurrences from my early childhood in Nazi Germany, emigrating to the United States at age ten, my education on the high school and college levels, my years in the army (an education, to be sure, albeit of a different kind), as well as the many professional experiences as a composer, conductor, teacher, author and administrator both in America and abroad. I have tried to relate the many encounters with some of the most important personalities in the world of music, the other arts, academia, religion, and even politics. My life has been blessed with a most supportive family, many good friends, and a host of students who have made my teaching years rewarding and colorful. Building Bridges with Music seems to have been part of my destiny and I have embraced this enthusiastically whenever the opportunity presented itself. I invite you to have this experience with me through this book. --Samuel Adler
Foreword
Introduction
Part 1: Beginnings
Childhood in Mannheim
Waiting in New York City
Gorwing Up in Worcester, Massachusetts
Part 2: Formative Experiences
Harvard Years and Tanglewood Summers
"You're in the Army Now!"
Part 3: Texas
Dallas Beckons
Between Temple, Theatre, and Colony
Opportunities and Challenges
Marriage and Family
Last Years in Texas
Part 4: Rochester, New York
First Years in Rochester
Crisis and Resolution
A New Era at Eastman
Vienna-At Home Abroad
Three Books
Years of Expansion, Challenge, and Change
Part 5: Fin de Siècle and New Millennium
New Beginnings
Juilliard and Beyond
Epilogue

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July 2017

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Title Details

300 Pages

0 x 0 cm

Series: American Music and Musicians

Imprint: Pendragon Press