Aaron Jay Kernis (American Composers) by Leta E. Miller

By Leta E. Miller

Winner of either the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis completed reputation as one of many top composers of his iteration whereas nonetheless in his thirties. due to the fact then his eloquent but obtainable sort, emphasis on melody, and willingness to have interaction well known in addition to classical varieties has introduced him common acclaim and admiring audiences.


Leta Miller's biography deals the 1st survey of the composer's existence and paintings. Immersed in tune by means of heart university, and later education lower than Theodore Antoniou, John Adams, Jacob Druckman, and others, Kernis rejected the assumption of distancing his paintings from worldly matters and dared to compose on political topics. His Second Symphony, from 1991, engaged with the 1st Gulf struggle; 1993's Still second with Hymn was once a response to the Bosnian Genocide; and the following year's Colored Field and 1995's Lament and Prayer handled the Holocaust. but Kernis extensively utilized assets as disparate as futurist agitprop and kid's video games to show humor in his paintings. Miller's research addresses not just Kernis's wide variety of matters but additionally the eclecticism that has baffled critics, studying his commitment to synthesis and the topics constant in his work.


Informed and fascinating, Aaron Jay Kernis offers a unprecedented mid-career portrait of a massive American cultural figure.

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