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August 23, 2010

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"Schumann: A Chorus of Voices," by John C. Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies, is a collection of 30 years of Tibbetts' research, interviews and work detailing the life of composer Robert Schumann.

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30 YEARS’ CHORUS: In his new book “Schumann: A Chorus of Voices,” John C. Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies, has gathered 30 years’ worth of interviews, stories and research about legendary composer Robert Schumann. Tibbetts examined the life of the musician and critic as told by musicians such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Emanel Ax, Elly Ameling and Thomas Hampson; scholars and biographers such as Jacques Barzun and Susan McClary; and critics and commentators such as Eugenia Zukerman and Maurice Sendak. The book, exploring Schumann’s life and works some 200 years after his birth, also features a compact disc with performances of Schumann’s work by world renowned pianists Ronald Brautigan and Jose Feghali.


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