February 15, 2008

Required coursework

An informal interview with Tamara Hovey Gold, sister of composer/musicologist Serge Hovey, and, like her brother, a one-time student of Arnold Schoenberg. I love the fact that one of the mandatory classes for UCLA music education majors was a composition class with the founder of the Second Viennese School.

Following in her her mother's footsteps, Tamara Hovey had a few credits as a screenwriter—most notably the Mario Lanza truck-driver-becomes-a-star classic That Midnight Kiss and the Dorothy Dandridge vehicle Tamango—before turning her hand to biography, penning lives of George Sand and John Reed.


Tor Hershman said...

You have an interesting blog.

Stay on groovin' safari,

David said...

I have just read Tamara Hovey's " John Reed : Witness to Revolution" which is excellent. Googling, I found your blog. Do you know if she is still alive and, if so, how could I contact her ?

Blogger has an out-of-date e-mail address for me. Now I'm at David.Grace131@btinternet.com