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  • Title: The Great American Popular Singers
  • Author: Henry Pleasants
  • ISBN: 9780671540999
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover

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Henry Pleasants

He studied voice, piano and composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, receiving an honorary doctorate in 1977.In 1930 he became a music critic for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin He became their music editor from 1934 to 1942 In 1948 49, he served as the army s liaison officer with the Austrian government He served as an intelligence officer in Munich, Bern and Bonn for the Foreign Service beginnin in 1950 In 1964 he retired from the Foreign Service He settled in London with his wife, Virginia Pleasants, a harpsichordist and fortepianist.For 3 decades he gave lectures and conducted seminars on singing at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.From 1945 to 1955, he wrote articles on European musical events for The New York Times He wrote regularly for Opera Quarterly, was London editor for the magazine Stereo Review, and for 30 years, beginning in 1967, he was the London music critic for the International Herald Tribune He was best known for his 1955 book The Agony of Modern Music, an attack on 20th century serious music, and an argument in favor of jazz and other vernacular styles as the true music of the time He followed this with Death of a Music The Decline of the European Tradition and the Rise of Jazz 1961 and Serious Music and All That Jazz 1969.His major enthusiasm was the human voice His The Great Singers 1966 became a standard reference work He also wrote The Great American Popular Singers and Opera in Crisis His last book, published in 1995, was The Great Tenor Tragedy The Last Days of Adolphe Nourrit.

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