Dr. Mark A. Radice is a musicologist and composer; he is also the curator of the Karel Husa Archive and Gallery, in the James J. Whalen Center for Music at the Ithaca College Campus. He earned his Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music. His previous books include Opera in Context: Essays on Historical Staging from the Late Renaissance to the time of Puccini (Amadeus Press, 1998); Irvine’s Writing about Music (Amadeus Press, 1999); and Concert Music of the Twentieth Century: Its Personalities, Institutions, and Techniques (Prentice Hall, 2003). Dr. Radice’s music is published by Warner Brothers, Lawson Gould and DosAlmas.
2002 0-7734-6975-3 Karel Husa studied with Nadia Boulanger and Arthur Honegger in France during the 1940s and early ‘50s. He and his music were banned from his native Czechoslovakia during the Soviet era and he emigrated to the USA, subsequently teaching at Cornell University and Ithaca College. He has written works for the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and others. Mr. Husa’s Third String Quartet won the Pulitzer Prize. This is the first book-length monograph exploring his work. Includes photographs and musical examples.