By Leta E. Miller
Leta Miller's biography bargains the 1st survey of the composer's existence and paintings. Immersed in track by way of center 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 issues. His Second Symphony, from 1991, engaged with the 1st Gulf struggle; 1993's Still second with Hymn used to be a response to the Bosnian Genocide; and the subsequent year's Colored Field and 1995's Lament and Prayer handled the Holocaust. but Kernis extensively utilized resources as disparate as futurist agitprop and kid's video games to reveal humor in his paintings. Miller's research addresses not just Kernis's wide selection of topics but in addition the eclecticism that has baffled critics, examining his commitment to synthesis and the subjects constant in his work.
Informed and fascinating, Aaron Jay Kernis provides an extraordinary mid-career portrait of a massive American cultural figure.
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