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By Ned Rorem

A wonderful number of essays, evaluations, and reflections on lifestyles, tradition, artwork, love, and music—always lyrical, witty, and overtly provocative—from some of the most acclaimed modern American composers

magazine has referred to as Ned Rorem “the world’s top composer of artwork songs.” yet his genius doesn't lead to the world of classical tune. Rorem has an extraordinary reward for writing, in addition, and the vast acclaim that has greeted his memoirs, essay collections, and released diaries attest to this fact.


An Absolute present is a cornucopia of Roremisms—essays, experiences, and evaluations on an enormous array of attention-grabbing topics, from song to movie to drama to intercourse. right here are also candid diary entries, showing the frankness and noteworthy perception for which Rorem is understood. even if he’s lambasting or celebrating the world’s nice musical works and their creators (and, in accordance with Stephen Sondheim, “He is likely one of the most sensible writers approximately song that i've got ever read”), providing intensely own musings on dying and love, or brilliantly dissecting the artist’s craft, Ned Rorem is usually interesting, continuously provocative, and vastly entertaining.

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