By Michael Hix
An American Organist in Paris offers Lee Orville Erwin's letters from France to his kinfolk in 1930-1931. In those letters, Erwin recounts his day-by-day reviews and encounters with many of the twentieth century's maximum musicians and academics. He writes of his classes with Marchal, Verd, and Boulanger and dinner events with Olivier Messiaen. Erwin's letters not just give you the singular stories of a tender musician but in addition replicate the typical reports shared by means of the multitude of yankee composers who studied in France in this time. those letters are commonly footnoted to supply readability and heritage info of the destinations and personalities mentioned. A biographical bankruptcy on Erwin, which outlines his wide musical occupation and effect at the silent movie track revival within the twentieth century, is additionally incorporated. This publication will function a special glimpse into the lifetime of one in all America's so much prolific composers for the theater organ.
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An American Organist in Paris: The Letters of Lee Orville Erwin, 1930-1931 by Michael Hix