Holiday Open House: More than a Minute with Miles Hoffman

Holiday Open House: More than a Minute with Miles Hoffman

December 15th 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Celebrate the holidays and the publication of Inside the World of Classical Music: 205 Illuminating Mini-essays at Hub City Bookshop with author and radio host, Miles Hoffman!

The mini-essays in Inside the World of Classical Music are drawn from the South Carolina Public Radio program A Minute with Miles. Personal, down to earth, often funny, always fascinating—since 2011 the “Minutes” have brilliantly illuminated the world of classical music and taken us into that world. What do musicians think about while performing, and what are their nightmares? What is it about Bach’s sacred music that speaks to people of different religions, or of no religion, and what does Mozart’s character Don Giovanni teach us about truth in music? What should you say to a performer after a dreadful performance? And what music would you definitely not want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island? As you read the mini-essays you’ll find the answers to these questions and many more. Your delightful musical journey will be filled with insights and discoveries. 

“I always enjoy listening to A Minute with Miles, and now I am so glad that these mini-essays are available for everyone. They’re insightful and thought provoking—a valuable resource for professional musicians and a treasure for all music lovers.”  –Yuriy Bekker, Concertmaster, Charleston Symphony Orchestra

“These are mini-essays grounded in facts and well-considered opinions and suffused with love—for the author’s profession, for life, and for his readers.” –Martin Goldsmith, National radio host and author of The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

“This delightful compendium of intelligence, opinions, gossip, and just plain fun is the work of a true music lover, educator and performer. Bravo Miles!” –Susan Stamberg, NPR Special Correspondent

Miles Hoffman is the founder and violist of The American Chamber Players. The host of A Minute with Miles, he is also known to millions of public radio listeners from his many years as classical music commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. He is the author of The NPR Classical Music Companion: An Essential Guide for Enlightened Listening

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