Practicing: A Musician's Return To Music

August 5, 2008|
Practicing: A Musician's Return To Music by Glenn Kurtz
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In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation, he attempts a solo career in Vienna but soon realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed and gives up the instrument, and his dream, entirely.

But not forever: Returning to the guitar, Kurtz weaves into the narrative the rich experience of a single practice session. Practicing takes us on a revelatory, inspiring journey: a love affair with music.
Glenn Kurtz holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University and was a 2016 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. He has taught at San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and Stanford. He has written several critically-acclaimed books, including Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music, a...
Title:Practicing: A Musician's Return To MusicFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.94 X 5.18 X 0.53 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.94 X 5.18 X 0.53 inPublished:August 5, 2008Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307278751

ISBN - 13:9780307278753

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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