By Kirke Mechem
He writes that “the 20th century gave us a lot remarkable tune” yet exhibits how atonality got here to dominate the post-war interval. His lyric kind belongs to no specific “school,” fending off the tendencies, –isms, experiments, fads, and lunacies of the interval. He encourages more youthful composers who're attempting to carry again attractiveness, ardour, and humor—even entertainment—to classical song. He asks song fans to think their very own ears, no longer the lectures of “experts.”
Believe Your Ears is addressed to all who love classical tune. alongside the way in which, readers will meet Dimitri Shostakovich, Wallace Stegner, Billie Jean King, the thankful useless, Richard Rodgers, Benjamin Britten, invoice Tilden, and Aaron Copland—a who’s who in Mechem’s storied career.
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