Wednesday, October 26, 2016
An Indian Bob Dylan?
In a Guardian article Amit Chaudhuri argues that Bob Dylan is not the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for literature and makes the case for the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore who won the Nobel Prize in 1913. In support of Amit Chaudhuri I would cite Alexander von Zemlinsky's neo-Mahlerian Lyric Symphony which sets Tagore's The Gardener, and Jonathan Harvey's Song Offerings which sets the sensuous Gitanjali
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