Nick Hornby's Songbook PDF

By Nick Hornby

ISBN-10: 1101218541

ISBN-13: 9781101218549


"All i need to say approximately those songs is that i like them, and wish to sing alongside to them, and strength other folks to hear them, and get pass while those other folks don't like them up to I do"—Nick Hornby

Songs, songwriters, and why and the way they get below our skin...Songbook is Nick Hornby's hard work of affection. A intelligent, humorous, and entirely detailed selection of musings on pop tune, why it's reliable, what makes us pay attention and like it, and the ways that it attaches itself to our lives—all with the beat of a wonderfully mastered combine tape.

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This went on for a few months but did little to lift the young man’s spirits after the death of his father. The work was as distasteful to him as it was necessary to his desperate family. The owner was fond of opera excerpts, which Granados did not want to play. So, the proprietor one day peremptorily announced to Granados that his services would no longer be needed. This plunged him into a new crisis. His mother tried to reassure him: “Don’t worry, Enrique. ”34 Apparently reluctant to rely solely on supernatural aid, Granados sought out more tangible means of support.

The purpose of all music-making was to achieve something higher, namely, art itself. Music became poetry, and the pianist, a veritable poet. However, his would not merely be an art of re-creating what others had written, but rather one of creating his own music, the works on which his legacy would securely rest. For in the same decade in which he arrived as a concert virtuoso, he also emerged as a composer of national and even international renown. A Born Pianist 25 CHAPTER 2 The Emerging Composer Granados’s musical creativity was grounded in his pianism.

Ah, well then, it would not be appropriate for me to celebrate it. ”89 To Granados, who firmly believed in an underlying “unity” among all the arts, it was not enough merely to be a musician. The purpose of all music-making was to achieve something higher, namely, art itself. Music became poetry, and the pianist, a veritable poet. However, his would not merely be an art of re-creating what others had written, but rather one of creating his own music, the works on which his legacy would securely rest.

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