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Improvised Itineraries By Charles Shere
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Walking in Limburg, Belgium, and Luxembourg, staying in small country hotels, eating what we find. Then racing across France looking for cave art, modern opera, old friends — and, always,... More > something good to eat. Travel.< Less
Sonata: Bachelor Machine By Charles Shere
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Charles Shere's first piano sonata, drawn from his opera La Mariée mise à nu par ces célibataires, même, refers to the lower half of Marcel Duchamp's painting. In three... More > movements, it alternates between abrupt, mechanistic percussiveness and soft, lyrical passages.< Less
Concerto for Violin with harp, percussion, and small orchestra By Charles Shere
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In this three-movement programmatic concerto, extracted from an opera based on Marcel Duchamp's painting La Mariée mise à nu par ces célibataires, même, the violin is... More > accompanied by an atmospheric string ensemble and an eccentric, brittle wind and percussion group. Scoring: Solo violin, 2(picc.)-2-2-2/2-2-2-0/harp-pno-3perc./10-6-6-3 Duration ca. 15 minutes Composed 1985; rev. 1989< Less
Three Pieces for Piano By Charles Shere
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Three short pieces for unaccompanied piano.
The Idea of Permanence By Charles Shere
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from the blog The Eastside View, 2011: notes on theater, opera, concert music, and travel, including dispatches from a month in Venice.
Small Concerto for piano and orchestra By Charles Shere
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Full score of a concerto for piano and orchestra in three movements: duration, ca. eight minutes. Composed in 1965.
Search for Meaning By Charles Shere
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A play in two acts five actors trying to find meaning in a life cluttered by experience.
Walking the French Alps By Charles Shere
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The account of a walk from Lake Geneva to Nice, 400 miles through the French Alps, taken by a man in his seventies, a sidekick in his sixties, and a 15-year-old grandson. Appendix describes gear,... More > accommodations, and a bibliography. With black and white photos.< Less
sonata ii By carolus essirius, Charles Shere
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Charles Shere's second piano sonata is a major work whose three movements, running nearly an hour long, gradually reveal an inner logic and a brittle clarity that can only be called phenomenological.
Eating Around the Netherlands By Charles Shere
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Reports of a month of dining in The Netherlands, in restaurants fine and casual, in big cities and provincial villages, with recommendations, telephone numbers and addresses, and many color photos.