Practicing by Glenn Kurtz
A Musician's Return to Music

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In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation, he attempts a solo career in Vienna but soon realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed and gives up the instrument, and his dream, entirely.

But not forever: Returning to the guitar, Kurtz weaves into the narrative the rich experience of a single practice session. Practicing takes us on a revelatory, inspiring journey: a love affair with music.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Glenn Kurtz

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Glenn Kurtz holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University and has taught at San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and Stanford. He divides his time between San Francisco and New York.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published November 19, 2008 by Vintage. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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