A puzzle that only a musician could solve; a mystery that only a musician could write. Join concert pianist Arthur Singer, 30, in his 18th season on tour. Experience with him, not a routine college visit, but a panoply of characters old and young, an electric romance sparked by music, and a tragic death.
Acclaimed pianist-author JAMES BOYK inducts the reader into music's mysteries: the performer's mind during a concert; the heart of the teacher-student relationship; and how the soul of the artist, cradled by music, may be torn asunder by the tensions of a career.
For lovers of music and mystery, for those fascinated by the complexities of human characters and the intricacies of detective stories, this book offers a unique blend, in language precise, unexpected and transparent, and with music penetrating the entire fabric of the story.
Soft cover, 246 pp., Acid-free paper
About the Author:
Concert pianist/recording artist JAMES BOYK, Midwest-born, Harvard-, CalArts-educated, writer, researcher, faculty International Keyboard Institute & Festival, was longtime Caltech Pianist in Residence, Lecturer in Music in Electrical Engineering.