This kind of life : a culinary correspondence
by Elliott Gyger (2018)
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This kind of life : a culinary correspondence / Elliott Gyger ; text from letters (1952-1954) between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto.
Library shelf no. 783.12542/GYG 3 [Available for loan]
A setting of correspondence between celebrated American chef Julia Child and her friend Avis DeVoto, dating from the 1950s. Initially, each singer is supported by two instruments: mezzo-soprano (Julia) by harp and cello, soprano (Avis) by clarinet and piano. As the work progresses, however, the ensembles blend and vocal lines overlap, reflecting a developing friendship.
Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello, harp, piano.
Duration: 28 min.
Contents note: I. Edge-proof -- II. In my dreams -- III. Mrs Child's Cooking School -- IV. Sea Air -- V. Intelligent American opinion -- VI. Wildly excited -- VII. A Great Gourmande -- VIII. National sport -- IX. ...or something -- X. What a mess -- XI. This kind of life -- XII. Absolutely delicious -- XIII. What to do -- XIV. The great encounter -- XV. Postlude.
Dedication note: for Reg Holloway
Commission note: Commissioned for Halcyon.. Commissioned by Ian Dickson
Text from letters (1952-1954) between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto.
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