CHAMBER MUSIC: AN EXTENSIVE GUIDE FOR LISTENERS
In Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners, Lucy Miller Murray transforms her decades of program notes for some of the world's most distinguished artists and presenters into a chamber music primer for listeners. Covering over 500 works, Murray surveys in clear and simple language the historical and musical impact of some 130 composers20 of them living. Of special interest are the brief contributions focused on performance or special knowledge from well-known figures in the world of chamber music.*
Lucy Miller Murray’s novel Faces is a romantic love story edged with tragedy when Angelica’s young husband David is disfigured in an accident. Essential to the story is the different ways in which the two are affected by the event. The tale opens in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a community divided by a river, where the couple first meet as music students. It then moves to Philadelphia where they reencounter each other in graduate school and to Italy where they explore the beauties of Florence but also experience their tragedy. Weaving its way through the novel is the couple’s common love of music, a significant focus in the book springing from Murray’s well-known career in the music world. Retiring from that world has finally given her time to spell out this tale in a poetic language enriched by her many years within it. The story is both personal and universal, making it a novel not to be missed by adventuresome readers.
Lucy Miller Murray’s articles on music have been published in Chamber Music magazine, the national publication of Chamber Music America, in Philadelphia Music Makers, in the American Music Center’s online publication, New Music Box, and in the publications of ACMP (Associated Chamber Music Players).
FICTION AND POETRY
Her fiction has appeared in Prism International and Phase and received awards from WITF, Central Pennsylvania’s National Public Radio affiliate.
In 2010, composers Jeremy Gill, Jake Heggie and Paul Moravec (2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music) set a selection of Lucy Miller Murray’s poetry to songs for Sarah Wolfson, winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. READ MORE
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