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Ben Johnston is an American composer internationally known for his work with extended just intonation. This is a critical-analytical study of his early compositions, his studies with Harry Partch and John Cage, and his experiments with just intonation, serialism,…

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Sir Hubert Parry was one of Britain's most creative and influential musicians, and a key architect of the English Musical Renaissance. This is a major reappraisal of Parry, both of his life and his vast legacy of compositions. Well known for three enduringly…

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A modern composer linked to the great Russian tradition of Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky, Alexander Tcherepnin produced a substantial body of work-both compositions and writings-that is of interest to music scholars as well as performers. Although his works are…

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John J. Weinzweig (b. 1913) has been considered the dean of Canadian music for over thirty years. This is the first book-length study of his development as a musician and his contributions to Canadian music as a composer, teacher, and administrator. Keillor…

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The life of a great musician is always interesting, but the story of Hazel Harrison is exceptional. Her achievement was particularly impressive because she had been schooled entirely at home and was the first black pianist, male or female, to perform with a major…

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Schleifer's extensively annotated catalog of Gilchrist's music includes almost 500 entries.

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In the nineteenth-century, American musical composition was dominated by European-born composers and conductors who emigrated to the United States. Chadwick helped the cause of American composition by making distinctively American works acceptable in the concert…

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Stuart offers the most thorough discography of the works and recordings of Igor Stravinsky to date as well as a chronicle of the composer's recording career. As the first discography to list all of Stravinsky's recorded compositions, including concert and…

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The only sourcebook that provides information necessary to make Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 Complete a useful research tool and an aid to the study of popular culture in the United States during the last half of the 19th century. For the first time, students and…

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Mercier examines the 107 songs Hans Pfitzner wrote for voice and piano. This work provides IPA pronunciation symbols, translations into English, and brief biographies of the poets associated with Pfitzner's songs. Although not as famous as his contemporaries…

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This book is a tribute to the talent of Clifton A. Edwards, the man who introduced the world to the ukulele, and whose career as a song writer spanned more than 60 years. He skyrocketed to national popularity when he appeared in the George Gershwin musical Lady…