By Michael Hix
An American Organist in Paris provides Lee Orville Erwin's letters from France to his relatives in 1930-1931. In those letters, Erwin recounts his day-by-day reports and encounters with a number of the twentieth century's maximum musicians and academics. 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 reviews of a tender musician but in addition replicate the typical reports shared via the multitude of yank composers who studied in France in this time. those letters are broadly footnoted to supply readability and heritage details of the destinations and personalities mentioned. A biographical bankruptcy on Erwin, which outlines his vast musical profession and influence at the silent movie track revival within the twentieth century, can also be incorporated. This publication will function a special glimpse into the lifetime of certainly one of America's so much 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