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  • Minimalists (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714847739
    • ISBN: 0714847739
    • Brand: imusti
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    This series examines composers in a biographical context, and offers comprehensive studies of key figures in the creation of 20th century music. Each book tries to communicate to a wide audience, without assuming a knowledge of specialised terms.

  • BELA BARTOK (UPDATED EDITION) (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714847704
    • ISBN: 0714847704
    • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    Bela Bartok's reputation as a key figure in 20th century music is well established. This biography shows inextricable links between his life, his music and the turbulence of two world wars."

  • Women Composers of Classical Music: 369 Biographies Through the Mid-20th Century

    • ASIN: 0786443979
    • ISBN: 0786443979
    • Brand: Brand: McFarland
    • Manufacturer: McFarland & Company

    From the 1500s through the 1900s there were a surprising number of women composing classical music. Many were successful, finding venues for both publishing and performing their music; others found the social barriers for women impossible to overcome. This book provides access to these composers, both well known and obscure. Arranged chronologicall... [Read More]

  • Music Notation in the Twentieth Century: A Practical Guidebook

    • ASIN: 0393950530
    • ISBN: 0393950530
    • Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company

    In this comprehensive and definitive survey of current notation procedures, Kurt Stone has brought order to a field traditionally fraught with confusion and idiosyncrasy. He not only describes and recommends new methods for notating modern music, thereby establishing standard procedures for the present and future, but integrates them with tradition... [Read More]

  • George Gershwin (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714847720
    • ISBN: 0714847720
    • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press Inc.
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    During his short but prolific career, George Gershwin (1898-1937) produced a varied body of work that combined symphonic composition with the musical styles popular in his era, including jazz and African-American spirituals. Known primarily for his jazz-tinged orchestral work Rhapsody in Blue, his folk opera Porgy and Bess, and his many wonderful s... [Read More]

  • Claude Debussy (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714835129
    • ISBN: 0714835129
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    A revealing insight into the life and works of Claude Debussy (1862-1918), whose music formed a link between the Romantic and Modern eras

  • Igor Stravinsky (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714847771
    • ISBN: 0714847771
    • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press Inc.
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) is regarded as the inventor of modern music. His phenomenal achievements are comparable to those of his close friend and contemporary Pablo Picasso. This comprehensive biography traces the influences that informed his style and sets all of his major works into context, devoting particular attention to the composer s chil... [Read More]

  • Sergey Prokofiev (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714847747
    • ISBN: 0714847747
    • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    Because of the nature of Soviet society, Prokofiev's life has received little attention from biographers. This survey of his life and work contains several hitherto unpublished illustrations of him and much essential reference material.

  • Jean Sibelius (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714847763
    • ISBN: 0714847763
    • Brand: imusti
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is perhaps Finland's most important musical figure. His beautiful compositions, inspired primarily by Finnish landscapes and literature, helped to form a national identity for his homeland. Sibelius' innovative symphonies and descriptive tone poems encapsulate his desire to create 'pure' music, and have become staples of t... [Read More]

  • Giacomo Puccini (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714847755
    • ISBN: 0714847755
    • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press Inc.
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    With works such as La Bohème and Madame Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) created some of the world s most popular and widely performed operas. His colourful orchestrations, beautiful melodies, rare theatrical sensibility, and daring choices of subject matter combined to produce timeless stage works that continue to appeal to a broad audience... [Read More]

  • Richard Strauss (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714837946
    • ISBN: 0714837946
    • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    A novel exploration of popular German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949), who remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of music

  • Hartmann, Hindemith & Henze (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714831743
    • ISBN: 0714831743
    • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

  • Gyorgy Ligeti (20th Century Composers)

    • ASIN: 0714837954
    • ISBN: 0714837954
    • Manufacturer: Phaidon Press

    Appraises all the principal compositions of Hungarian composer György Ligeti (1923-2006), as well as his work as a teacher and mentor

  • Stravinsky: The Composer and His Works

    • ASIN: 0520039858
    • ISBN: 0520039858
    • Manufacturer: University of California Press

    In the second edition of the definitive account of Igor Stravinsky's life and work, arranged in two separate sections, Eric Walter White revised the whole book, completing the biographical section by taking it up to Stravinsky's death in 1971. To the list of works, the author added some early pieces that have recently come to light, as well as the ... [Read More]

  • Faure and French Musical Aesthetics (Music in the Twentieth Century)

    • ASIN: 0521543983
    • ISBN: 0521543983
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press

    This wide-ranging study of Gabriel Fauré and his contemporaries reclaims aesthetic categories crucial to French musical life in the early twentieth century. Its interrelated chapters treat the topics of sincerity, originality, novelty, self-renewal, homogeneity and religious belief in relation to Fauré's music and ideas. Taking a broad view of cu... [Read More]

  • Vaughan Williams Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies)

    • ASIN: 052108864X
    • ISBN: 052108864X
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press

    Despite Vaughan Williams' seminal importance in British music, international stature as a symphonist, and wider significance as an icon of Englishness, very little new research on his life or music has been published since the mid-1960s. The ten essays presented here examine diverse subjects such as the place of Vaughan Williams in the construction... [Read More]

  • The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer (Amadeus)

    • UPC: 073999981537
    • ASIN: 1574671324
    • ISBN: 1574671324
    • Brand: May, Thomas (EDT)/ Adams, John (COM)
    • Manufacturer: Amadeus


  • The Life and Death of Classical Music: Featuring the 100 Best and 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made

    • ASIN: 1400096588
    • ISBN: 9781400096589
    • Manufacturer: Anchor

    In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso’s first notes to the heyday of Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Callas, and von Karajan. Lebrecht compellingly demo... [Read More]

  • John Cage (American Composers)

    • ASIN: 0252032152
    • ISBN: 0252032152
    • Manufacturer: University of Illinois Press

    John Cage was a giant of American experimental music--composer, writer, and artist. He is most widely known for his 1952 composition 4'33, whose three movements continue to challenge the definition of music by being performed without playing a single note. In questioning fundamental tenets of Western music, Cage was often at the center of controver... [Read More]

  • Tonality as Drama: Closure and Interruption in Four Twentieth-Century American Operas

    • ASIN: 1574412493
    • ISBN: 1574412493
    • Manufacturer: University of North Texas Press

    Whether you are “in the business,” or you are a music theorist, musicologist, or simply an opera fan—read on! This is an analytical monograph by a Schenkerian music theorist, but it is also written by one performer and enthusiast for another. Tonality as Drama draws on the fields of dramaturgy, music theory, and historical musicology to answe... [Read More]

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