Sunday, April 16, 2006

And They All Sang

I was very excited to find Studs Terkel's new book And They All Sang. It does not surprise me that he is a serious music lover, but it does surprise me that he has been sitting on a bunch of interviews with musicians for years (some of them are from the 1950s!). The book is an eclectic mix of performing musicians (lots of opera singers), impresarios, folk musicians, jazz musicians, American composers, and musicians who don't really fit in any kind of category.

Here is a choice quotation from guitarist Andres Segovia from an interview done in 1978:

"By traveling so much, I have felt the roundness of the earth under my feet."

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