Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory

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Robin Elliott, Gordon Ernest Smith
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 475 pages
Istvan Anhalt, born into a Jewish family in Budapest in 1919, studied with Zoltan Kodaly before being conscripted into a forced labour camp during World War II. In the late 1940s he studied under Nadia Boulanger and Soulima Stravinsky before emigrating to Canada in 1949, where he has been an important figure in the Canadian music scene for the last 50 years. Based on a wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge, this text provides biographical information on Anhalt's life in Europe and Canada, as well as critical articles on his music and writings. Previously unpublished writings by Anhalt as well as a commentary on his most recent opera are also included.
 

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Contents

Life in Europe 191949
3
Life in Montreal 194971
33
The Kingston Years 1971present
65
COMPOSITIONS
93
The Instrumental Solo and Chamber Music
95
Orchestral Works
111
Electroacoustic Music
132
Alternatives of Voice Anhalts Odyssey from Personalized Style to Symbolic Expression
164
Reflections on a Colleague and Friend
355
IN ANHALTS VOICE
365
Introduction
367
An Operatic Triptych in Multiple Texts
369
On the Way to Traces A Dialogue with the Self
400
From Mirage to Simulacrum and Afterthought
412
Three Songs of Love The Story Behind
426
A Continuing Thread? Perhaps
433

WRITINGS
309
Words for Music The Composer as Poet
311
Between the Keys Istvan Anhalt Writing on Music
324
The Istvan Anhalt Fonds at the National Library of Canada
342
Millennial Mall Lady Diotimas Walk A VoiceDrama for the Imagination
445
List of Istvan Anhalts Compositions and Writings
465
Index
469
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