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Titel: Rivington Street
Autor/en: Meredith Tax
Autor/en: Meredith Tax
UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR
September 2001 - kartoniert - 432 Seiten
For nearly a century, Juilliard has trained the artists who compose the elite corps of the performing arts community in the United States. This comprehensive history, in paperback for the first time, takes us behind the scenes of one of the most famous music schools in the world.Detailing Juilliard's colorful history and penetrating the mystique of its rarefied, ultracompetitive conservatory atmosphere, Andrea Olmstead tells a fascinating story of vision and temperament, of talent and backstabbing politics, and of artistry and determination. Through its various incarnations the institution has been shaped by the strong personalities of its administrators, the artistic sensibilities of its faculty, and the prodigious gifts of its students.Drawing on interviews, ephemeral materials, and previously neglected archival records, Olmstead traces the school's ups and downs and documents the accomplishments and foibles of its leaders. She also probes the controversies that have littered the school's history, from Augustus Juilliard's $12.5 million bequest in 1919 to the expensive move to Lincoln Center.
"Rivington Street gallops along at a satisfying pace, pulling its numerous characters in and out of scrapes and turmoil... Meredith Tax is a knowledgeable feminist, and her concerns are shown to advantage in her women characters--people who think seriously and passionately about work, politics, friendship and sex." -- Jean Zorn, New York Times Book Review "Splendid... What Tax gives us--really for the first time--is the whole story of the community of Jewish East European women immigrants... A completely imagined book." -- Madelon Bedell, Ms. "Tax's zesty tale of a Russian immigrant family in the early 1900s has the appeal of commercial romance but is also well researched and skillfully written. Sweeping the reader along with rich characterizations and a plot humming with dramatic momentum, Tax vivifies social history as well." -- Publishers Weekly
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