A fascinating look at several famous composers from Italy and France, including Rossini, Verdi, Berlioz and Cherubini.
A fascinating look at some of the greatest German composers in history, including Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and many more.
Table of contents
1. Overview of Music Theories
2. The Representation of Music
3. Architecture of Concepts I: Principles
4. The Category of Modules
5. Architecture of Concepts II: Forms and Denotators
Frederick Nieck’s fantastic biography of the famous Polish composer Frédéric François Chopin.
For more than half of his long life, composer Roger Sessions was a commanding figure on the American musical scene. He enjoyed the solid respect of his peers, and as a teacher of a generation of composers and author of compelling writings on his craft,…
In The Composer as Intellectual, musicologist Jane Fulcher reveals the extent to which leading French composers between the World Wars were not only aware of but also engaged intellectually and creatively with the central political and ideological issues…
An extraordinary prodigy of Mozartean abilities, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. Lionized in his lifetime, he is best remembered today for several staples of the concert…
Alphabetical List of Composers
Foreword by Leonard Slatkin (Music Director, National Symphony Orchestra)
1. Eric Stokes (b. 1930)
2. Steve Reich (b. 1936)
3. William Bolcom (b. 1938)
4. John Corigliano (b. 1938)
5. John Harbison (b. 1938)
6. Joan Tower (b. 1938)
For this authoritative post-cold-war biography of Shostakovich's illustrious but turbulent career under Soviet rule, Laurel E. Fay has gone back to primary documents: Shostakovich's many letters, concert programs and reviews, newspaper articles, and diaries…
Django Reinhardt was arguably the greatest guitarist who ever lived, an important influence on Les Paul, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, Jerry Garcia, Chet Atkins, and many others. Yet there is no major biography of Reinhardt.
Now, in Django, Michael…