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- Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 88.99
A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and, in their own words, provides perspectives on a world that has been slow to recognize their remarkable contributions to classical music. Each... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 158.00
Presenting a view of the 20th-century music avant-garde without resorting to highly specialized jargon, this work offers an exhaustive history and analysis of contemporary music in a social, political, and artistic context. Distinguished contributors from around the world consider specific composers who represent the most progressive musical thinking... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99
This excellent ebook introduces the reader to a wide range of the world's greatest composers, including interesting facts about not only their musical styles but the men themselves. This edition has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and will appeal to all those looking for a fascinating read about the history of classical music. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
As early as the 1500s, a surprising number of women have composed 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 chronologically by era, the profiles... more...
- Jacana Media 2013; US$ 24.99
The story of a once promising young musician, this autobiography demonstrates how Roger Lucey?s life journey was radically changed by the South African apartheid. Having performed songs that reflected upon the cruelty and violence of late 1970s South Africa, Lucey drew unwanted attention from the State and police. A covert operation made sure that... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 40.99
Despite the Modernist search for new and innovative aesthetics and rejection of traditional tonality, several twentieth century composers have found their own voice while steadfastly relying on the aesthetics and techniques of Romanticism and 19th century composition principles. Musicological and reference texts have regarded these composers as isolated... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46
Do today's composers draw inspiration from life experiences or from, say, the natural world? What influences, past and present, have influenced recent composers? How essential is it for a composer to develop a personal style, and when does this degenerate into self-repetition? These are questions about which some of the most important composers... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America?s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 61.95
Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder. This book paints a broad picture of the changing... more...