American Composers of Our Time

Auteur: Joseph Machlis
Taal: Engels
American Composers of Our Time
Auteur: Joseph Machlis
Uitgever: Abc-Clio
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780313221415
  • juni 1990
  • 237 pagina's
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Samenvatting

In addition to the book's obvious reference value, it is a readable record of American music from the late 19th Century Edward MacDowell to the here-and-now composer, Lukas Foss. In covering the contributions of such men as Gershwin, Thomson, barber, Harris, Menotti and Bernstein, the author takes an approach that is saved from monotony by the differences of the composers involved and by his own conversational style. In each case he first gives an anecdotal report of the life, scrutinized for the significant detail; next comes the record of musical education, influences and motivations; this is followed by a discussion of musical contributions in terms of style and intent and, perhaps more important, their niche in the international world of music's development. The pieces discussed are well recorded and easily obtainable. A comprehensive glossary is planned and a selected list of books for further reading. This should find its place next to Bakeless' Story-lives of American Composers. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Preceded by a brief history of American music, this important book, a serious introduction to modern American music, is made up of biographical chapters on its leading exponents. . . . The biographies make stimulating reading, for nearly all that had uphill going. Integrity and sincerity is the keynote, along with courage. In each chapter the authors give the reader advice on what compositions might be acquired (on records) and what to note in studying them. It is a book for any serious music student, from young person to adult. -Christian Science Monitor ?Preceded by a brief history of American music, this important book, a serious introduction to modern American music, is made up of biographical chapters on its leading exponents. . . . The biographies make stimulating reading, for nearly all that had uphill going. Integrity and sincerity is the keynote, along with courage. In each chapter the authors give the reader advice on what compositions might be acquired (on records) and what to note in studying them. It is a book for any serious music student, from young person to adult.?-Christian Science Monitor

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
1990-06-01
Aantal pagina's
237 pagina's
Illustraties
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Auteur
Joseph Machlis
Uitgever
Abc-Clio

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9780313221415

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1990-06-26

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