""A Composer's Notes: Remembering Mikls Rzsa"" by Jeffrey Dane
A special Recollection, written to commemorate the 2007
centenary of the composer's birth on April 18, 1907.
Mikls Rzsa composed the music for nearly 100 films. In this
book, the author shares his own personal remembrances of the
composer, the private vignettes he witnessed, specific anecdotes,
personal photos, and facsimiles of Rzsa's manuscripts. The author
also presents some of the private correspondence between him and
the composer over a more than 20-year period, including
photographic copies of the innumerable handwritten letters and
notes he received from Dr. Rzsa during the decades of their
friendship. These missives outline the evolution of the camaraderie
and rapport that developed between the two men, offer insight into
the kind of relationship between them, and reveal features of the
composer's own character. The author began his connection with Rzsa
as a fan but ultimately became an earnest student first of Rzsa's
film music and then of his concert music - and, eventually, a
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Cover design by Emil Tochilovsky.
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