- Series: Oxford Paperbacks
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (August 3, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195059212
- ISBN-13: 978-0195059212
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Musings: The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller (Oxford Paperbacks) Paperback – August 3, 1989
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"Schuller is a powerful presence in American musical life--one of the most challenging consciences of our time. Musings reveals the exuberance and depth of his work."--Carol J. Oja, The New York Times Book Review
"Like Apollo's lyre, Gunther Schuller has many strings and he brings a number of them to play in this fascinating collection of his thought."--Opera Journal
"Rich in wise and provocative observation and comment. [Schuller] is appropriately passionate about the plight of good music in a musically illiterate culture, and eloquent on the problem of its survival."--Jazztimes
"These collected writings, assembled from thirty years of activity and widely scattered sources, reflect a range and depth of commitment to the infinite variety of music that are unparalleled today."--The Boston Globe
"Schuller is an authentic Renaissance man of music. This generous volume of fugitive writings is distinguished by both its authority and accessibility....Absorbing, often provocative reading for informed fans of any and all of the musics Schuller practices."--Booklist
"Throughout these thirty-four articles...there runs a strong, exhilarating current of musical interest, and an ecumenical attitude toward the music world....As [Schuller] discusses his various concerns in this book, the reader is able to piece together a fascinating portrait of the author
"Musings...represents [Schuller's] catholic interests and concerns. Each selection, ranging from liner and program notes to texts of speeches and essays, is thoughtful, clear, and in many cases, thought-provoking."--Artscape
"Many...things here deserve warm commendation....Admirable." --Jazz Forum
From the Back Cover
Published on the occasion of Schuller's sixtieth birthday, 'Musings' is a marvelous introduction to the man and his extraordinary range of musical experience, taste, and learning.