Our Music Now

Rorem, Ned
November 1974
New Republic;11/30/74, Vol. 171 Issue 22, p31
Focuses on the quality of music composition in the U.S. Influence of the soundtrack to the outcome of the motion picture production; Formality of word settings for singing actors in stage presentations; Emphasis on the talent of musicians; Music in television programs; Directors' employment of hack composers; Possibility of opera conceived for movies; Opera made from only arias.


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