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Caruso's mustache off
Carl Van Vechten

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Caruso's mustache off
and other writings about music and musicians
Carl Van Vechten ; selected and edited by Bruce Kellner

Published 2010 by Mondial in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This collection gathers a broad sampling of Carl Van Vechten's work long out of print and heretofore uncollected, including Red, [and] his own revisions of his writings about music that he wished to preserve ..."--P. [4] of cover.

Table of Contents

Selected early newspaper writings: Caruso's mustache off (New York times, 8 Dec. 1906) ; Baby checked at opera (New York times, circa Feb. 1907) ; The new music cult in France (New York times, 16 May 1909) ; Sergei Rachmaninoff (New York times, 21 Nov. 1909 and 8 Jan. 1910) ; The girl of the golden west by Giacomo Puccini and David Belasco (New York times, 18 Nov. and 5 Dec. 1910)
Essays heretofore uncollected: Music after the Great War (Music after the Great War, 1915) ; Music for museums (Music after the Great War, 1915) ; Music and bad manners (Music and bad manners, 1916) ; A new principle in music (Music and bad manners, 1916) ; Music and supermusic (The merry-go-round, 1918) ; Music and cooking (The merry-go-round, 1918)
Composers: Igor Strawinsky : a new composer (Music after the Great War, 1915) ; Léo Delibes (Musical quarterly, Oct. 1922) ; Sir Arthur Sullivan (In the garret, 1919) ; Erik Satie (Interpreters and interpretations, 1917) ; Isaac Albéniz (in the garret, 1919) ; George Gershwin (Vanity fair, Mar. 1925)
Interpreters: Story of my operatic career (ghostwritten for Luisa Tetrazzini, Cosmopolitan, June 1908) ; Olive Fremstad (Interpreters, 1920) ; Feodor Chaliapin (Interpreters, 1920) ; Mary Garden (Interpreters, 1920) ; Enrico Caruso (Die Zeit, from the Yiddish translation by Nathan Belkin, 7 Aug. 1921) ; Marguerite d'Alvarez (Musical courier, 22 Apr. 1920; The reviewer, 1922; Saturday review, 26 Feb. 1955) ; Fritzi Scheff (Saturday review, 29 May 1954)
Essays from Red: Why music is unpopular (Interpreters and interpretations, 1917) ; The great American composer (Interpreters and interpretations, 1917) ; Music for the movies (Music and bad manners, 1916) ; Importance of electrical picture concerts (Interpreters and interpretations, 1917) ; Music for program notes (The wave, Feb. 1922) ; The new art of the singer (The merry-go-round, 1918) ; On the relative difficulties of depicting heaven and hell in music (In the garret, 1919) ; On the rewriting of masterpieces (In the garret, 1919) ; On hearing what you want when you want it (Musical quarterly, Oct. 1921) ; Cordite for concerts (The smart set, Oct. 1921) ; From a valedictory, pp. ix-xv, xvii.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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ML60 .V243 2010

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a-d, v, 351 p. ;
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