Reader's Guide to Music

Reader's Guide to Music

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The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).The archives of Beacha#39;s principal publisher, A.P. Schmidt, which contain numerous letters and musical manuscripts, are in the Library of Congress. ... BROWN is a performer, and the strength of her study lies in the detailed analyses of individual chamber works. ... In an extensive introduction, the author gives a biographical sketch, traces the evolution of Beacha#39;s style, discusses the role of folk music in heranbsp;...

Title:Reader's Guide to Music
Author:Murray Steib
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-02


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