meticulous and sympathetic David Matthews, Times Literary Supplement Holoman writes with enormous sensitivity ... he is especially articulate in connecting Munch's elusive and enigmatic personal life to a noticeably more extroverted approach to music making ... Holoman's admirably elegant interrogation of the dichotomy of Munch's on- and off-stage personality is sympathetically handled and proves to be both insightful and informative. Michael Quinn, Classical Music Magazine A book such as this has been needed for quite a while ... I enjoyed this book very much ... This book is very strongly recommended: it is a masterly study. Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion this is a fascinating book, supplemented by an invaluable online discography BBC Music Magazine Not only does Holoman weave the events of Munch's life into an interesting, elegantly written narrative, he penetrates the man's psychology (no easy task for one so reclusive and private) and shows us how that impacted on his performances ... I cannot recommend it too highly. John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune Holoman, a professor of music and conductor at the University of California Davis, provides not just a colorful and warmly affectionate account of the life and career of le beau Charles, but also brings context to the major institutional changes that took place during his tenure, a pivotal period in American orchestral life. Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
D. Kern Holoman is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis, and conductor emeritus of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. He is the author of Writing About Music, Evenings with the Orchestra, Berlioz, and the popular textbook Masterworks.