John Louis DiGaetani is Professor of English at Hofstra University, where he specializes in modern literature and its connections with music. He is author of Richard Wagner and the Modern British Novel, An Invitation to the Opera, Puccini the Thinker, and A Search for a Postmodern Theater: Interviews with Contemporary Playwrights, as well as numerous essays.
Entries by John Louis DiGaetani
arts >> Harrison, Lou
One of America's most original and articulate composers, Lou Harrison is particularly well known for his use of instruments from the East and his melodic and lyrical style.
arts >> Menotti, Gian Carlo
One of the leading classical composers of the twentieth century, Gian Carlo Menotti not only had a distinguished career, but also achieved acclaim at a time when his uncloseted homosexuality could have been a major barrier.
arts >> Ravel, Maurice
One of France's most distinguished composers, Maurice Ravel projected a public identity as a cultured dandy, a dapper man-about-town of refined taste and sensibility.