MICHAEL SCHELLE   :   PUBLICATIONS





       
                      
                                                                                                  Newly published (2014) Korean translation / edition



1.  THE PRINTED PAGE



  • Michael Schelle's extensive interview with A-List film composer Thomas Newman is published in  THE HOLLYWOOD FILM MUSIC READER  (Oxford University Press, Inc., 2010)


  • Impulsive Inspiration:  an extended essay published in the book, Where We Live  -  Indiana University Press  ISBN 0-253-32801-2

  • Restaurant Critic : Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) News, 1987 - 1997 Monthly restaurant reviews, including an annual April Fool review  (imaginary restaurant)


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2.  ORIGINAL MUSIC


KEISER CLASSICAL, INC.  (BMI / Hal Leonard, Inc)  


SCHELLEMUSIC, INC.  (BMI)   Phone:  317 669 2059,  317 345 7730

  • Many recent scores (since 2007) published by SCHELLEMUSIC, INC.






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3.  DOCUMENTARY FILM


Exteme Orchestra! Opening Night  (2005)

Written, produced and directed by Rene Guerrero and Dee Schore, Miasma Film Group (Dallas, TX)

  • Extreme Orchestra !! Opening Night (2005), featuring the orchestral music of Michael Schelle, is an in-depth "behind the scenes" 55 minute documentary about the first subscription series concert of the 2005/2006 season of the Fort Smith (AR) Symphony : John Jeter, Music Director and Conductor 

Premiere:  2006 Hot Springs (AR) Film Festival.  Subsequent screenings at film festivals across the US.




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4.  RAVE REVIEWS


       "TO ESCAPE CRITICISM :  DO NOTHING, SAY NOTHING, BE NOTHING"

                                                                            -  Elbert Hubbard  (1856 - 1915)



On their website home pages, many composers these days immediately blast their innocent and unsuspecting web visitors with ("selected") rave reviews, glowing and pontificating press . . .

As Copland once told me: "Michael, throw out the bad reviews because they probably don't know what they're talking about . . . and also throw out the good reviews because they probably don't know what they're talking about."  



Over the years I have many received very positive and quotable reviews in The New York Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, etc., but  -  in the spirit of  THE LEXICON OF MUSICAL INVECTIVE  -  here is my personal favorite:


            "Elgar would have Gagged in his Grave"

. . .  coughs the DETROIT FREE PRESS headline after a Detroit Symphony Orchestra subscription series concert featuring Michael Schelle's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra and music by Edward Elgar and Sergei Prokofiev, noting that "the Elgar Symphony No. 2 is a terrible work, and the Prokofiev Symphony (No. 2) is just meaningless cacophony . . . but the Schelle is even worse; so bad, in fact, that even Elgar - who is a terrible composer - would have gagged in his grave". 

Schelle's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra went on to receive a Pulitzer Prize nomination.




                                 
                                         

                       (personal photo from the  EXOTIC FELINE RESCUE CENTER  Indiana)