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The Resource I sang the unsingable : my life in twentieth-century music, Bethany Beardslee with Minna Zallman Proctor

I sang the unsingable : my life in twentieth-century music, Bethany Beardslee with Minna Zallman Proctor

Label
I sang the unsingable : my life in twentieth-century music
Title
I sang the unsingable
Title remainder
my life in twentieth-century music
Statement of responsibility
Bethany Beardslee with Minna Zallman Proctor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American soprano Bethany Beardslee rose to prominence in the postwar years, when the modernist sensibilities of European artists and thinkers were flooding American shores and challenging classical music audiences. With her light lyric voice, her musical intuition, and her fearless dedication to new music, Beardslee became the go-to girl for twelve-tone music in New York City. She was the first American singer to build a repertoire performing the music of Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Milton Babbitt, and Pierre Boulez, making a vibrant career singing difficult music. I Sang the Unsingable! is an autobiographical account of the acclaimed twentieth-century art song soprano. In her memoir, Beardslee tells the story of how she made her way from an inauspicious depression-era East Lansing to Carnegie Hall, and how her unique combination of musical gifts and training were alchemy for challenging mid-century music. This is Beardslee's own perspective on a formidable catalogue of premieres, a forty-six-year long career, and a deep and lifelong dedication to performing the work of the composers of our time. Born in 1925 in Lansing, Michigan, Bethany Beardslee is an American soprano particularly noted for her collaborations with major 20th-century composers."--Back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beardslee, Bethany
Dewey number
  • 782.42168092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.B213
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Proctor, Minna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beardslee, Bethany
  • Sopranos (Singers)
Label
I sang the unsingable : my life in twentieth-century music, Bethany Beardslee with Minna Zallman Proctor
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223122334486
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
  • Discography: pages 367-371
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 404 pages
Isbn
9781580469005
Lccn
2017026561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)973302121
Label
I sang the unsingable : my life in twentieth-century music, Bethany Beardslee with Minna Zallman Proctor
Publication
Bar code
31223122334486
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
  • Discography: pages 367-371
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 404 pages
Isbn
9781580469005
Lccn
2017026561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)973302121

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