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Distinguished music critic Norman Lebrecht discusses the major composers, conductors .
Distinguished music critic Norman Lebrecht discusses the major composers, conductors, virtuosos, and songwriters who have made the finest music of the last 90 years-from Puccini to Presley, Rachmaninoff to rap. Illustrations.
Twentieth century music has been remarkable for its pluralism. So I actually find the "Companion" a handy reference to some of my favourite music. I haven't found a similar book that covers as much as what this one does. And I often appreciate the critical viewpoints. Negative points:The "Companion" tries to cover a lot.
The Companion to 20th-Century Music Da Capo Press – 1 September . Norman Lebrecht reports at vivid firsthand the unvarnished history of a vital institution which was designed to define a nation - and spectacularly failed. Music in London Aurum Press – 30 September 1992.
The Companion to 20th-Century Music Da Capo Press – 1 September 1996 Synopsis: 20th-century music has been remarkable for its pluralism. The various styles – atonality, neo-classicism, serialism, jazz, computer music, minimalism, happenings, sheer chance – have been far from monolithic, and experimentation has been, perhaps, the century’s only defining feature. A Musical Book of Days St Martins Pr (T) – 1 October 1989.
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This companion contains entries on dozens of 20th century composers. It also assesses the merits of jazz and rock and their role in musical evolution, and examines the political environment in which music was created. Simon & Schuster. The various styles,atonality, neo-classicism, nationalism, serialism, jazz, computer music, minimalism, electronics, folklorism, happenings," sheer chance,have been far from monolithic, and experimentation has been, perhaps, the century's only defining feature. With over 2500 entries, The Companion to 20th-Century Music is the first book to comprehensively define and applaud this diversity.
The Companion to 20th Century Music celebrates the extraordinary range of musical accomplishment in this century: from atonality . This Companion is, I believe, the first to define and applaud that diversity", says Norman Lebrecht.
The Companion to 20th Century Music celebrates the extraordinary range of musical accomplishment in this century: from atonality, neoclassicism and serialism to minimalism, computer music, and sheer chance. It recognizes and evaluates the successors to Verdi and Puccini, Brahms and Mahler, while at the same time analyzing the contributions of jazz and rock in recent musical evolution. With more than 2,500 entries, the book is comprehensive in scope and factual in detail. But this book differs from other reference works in important ways.
Music in the Early Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music by Richard . Ross, Lebrecht and Taruskin (Oxford History of Western Music vols.
Music in the Early Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music by Richard Taruskin (pub. 2009) Music in the Late Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music by Richard Taruskin (pub. 2009) A Concise History of Modern Music by Paul Griffiths : Debussy ~ Boulez (pu. I don't know if the companion book is reliable or not-haven't read it-but I do know that inaccuracies in Lebrecht's newspaper column have been pointed out with some frequency, and one of his previous books had to be withdrawn and an apology issue because the Naxos CEO threatened to sue him for libel.
Norman Lebrecht writes on music and other arts for the London Sunday Times. Companion to Twentieth-Century Music. He is author of Discord: Conflict and the Making of Music. Ostensibly, the book is specifically about classical music, but I think it goes beyond this and is informative about human nature. My one caveat is that I think Lebrecht is over-optimistic in the preface about whether the anecdotes are true. In the case of composers I've done some reading about, I have reason to think that a number of the anecdotes are preposterous fabrications.
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