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Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music


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The remarkable odyssey of a classical guitar prodigy who abandons his beloved instrument in defeat at the age of twenty-five, but comes back to it years later with a new kind of passion. With insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at a small Long Island guitar school at the age of eight, to a national television appearance backing jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. He makes bittersweet and vivid a young man's struggle to forge an artist's ...

Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music 2008, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307278753

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Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music 2007, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307266156