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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Beginnings
2. A Serious Student
The Curtis Institute of Music, Scalero, Menotti, First publications, Three Songs
3. Discoveries
Summers in Europe, the Menotti family, Serenade for String Quartet, Unpublished early works: Violin Sonata, Piano Concerto, Organ Prelude and Fugue, Interludes for Piano, Carillon pieces
4. Uncertainties
Overture to The School for Scandal, Dover Beach, Composer as singer
5. Independence
Cello Sonata, Music for a Scene from Shelley, Incidental Music for One Day of Spring
6. The American Academy
Symphony in One Movement, Chamber Music, String Quartet
7. Recognition
The Toscanini premieres: Essay for Orchestra, and the Adagio for Strings, Choral works
8. Prelude to War
Violin Concerto, Four Songs, Second Essay
9. World Cataclysm
Commando March, Funeral March, Second Symphony, Night Flight, Four Excursions, Capricorn Concerto
10. Middle Years
Cello Concerto, Medea, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Piano Sonata
11. Composer as Conductor
12. Song Cycles
Melodies passageres, Souvenirs, Hermit Songs, "Adventure"
13. Searches
Prayers of Kierkegaard, Summer Music, "Horizon"
14. Vanessa
15. Interlude
Wondrous Love, Nocturne, A Hand of Bridge, Toccata Festiva, Die Natali
16. Lincoln Center Commissions
Piano Concerto, Andromache's Farewell
17. A New Opera House
Antony and Cleopatra
18. The Last Years
Despite and Still, Choral works, Mutations from Bach, The Lovers, Fadograph of a Yestern Scene, Three Songs, Ballade, Third Essay, Canzonetta for Oboe and String Orchestra
Postlude
Works List
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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