You Call Me Louis, Not Mr. Horst
Dorothy Madden's lively book about Louis Horst (You don't call me Mr. Horst, you call me Louis, he always said) makes for compulsive reading. She follows Horst's extraordinary life, punctuating her narrative with reminiscences, illuminating anecdotes from her personal store of memories, as well as the shared thoughts of others, all interspersed with her choice of evocative and expressive photographs and illustrations, to create a dynamic and memorable portrait of this key figure in American modern dance. Louis Horst: musician, composer, pianist, violonist, pit player, arranger, super accompanist (all sorts), conductor, régisseur, stage manager, tour tartar, catalyst, editor, writer, critic, teacher, consoler, the Sherlock Holmes of restaurants, keeper of journals and budgets, loan provider, lover, friend...
Preface; That Way; First Impressions; Born Alive; While the Cats are Away; Playing the Curtain Up and Down; Quake; Pick-up Musician/Conductor; On the Old Road; Of Beer, Sachertorte and Races; A New Thing; A Sort of Specialist; Max; Starting from Somewhere; Homage to ABA; Sunset; Teacher or Tyrant; Broadsides, quips, wisdom, 'n' all that; A Man of Contradictions; Move; The Dance Observer; Yoo-Hoo, Mr Horst!; The Golden Years; Zoo; On and On; The Apartment at 55 W. 11th; Unavailable; Experiencing Louis; Coda