By Michael Hix
An American Organist in Paris offers Lee Orville Erwin's letters from France to his relations in 1930-1931. In those letters, Erwin recounts his day-by-day studies 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 stories of a tender musician but additionally replicate the typical reviews shared by way of the multitude of yank composers who studied in France in this time. those letters are largely footnoted to supply readability and history details of the destinations and personalities mentioned. A biographical bankruptcy on Erwin, which outlines his huge musical profession and effect at the silent movie song revival within the twentieth century, is additionally integrated. This booklet will function a different glimpse into the lifetime of one among America's such a lot prolific composers for the theater organ.
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An American Organist in Paris: The Letters of Lee Orville Erwin, 1930-1931 by Michael Hix