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Description - Masterworks of 20th Century Music by Douglas Lee

From Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring to Gustav Holst's The Planets and Igor Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps , Masterworks of 20th-Century Music collects over 100 of the most celebrated and frequently played compositions by world composers. Based on the author's survey of dozens of American orchestras, these are works that we all recognize, but whose history we may not know. Each entry gives the reader a wealth of information about: the composer, when and where the piece was first performed, the "style" of the composition, and a basic analysis of the music. From the general reader to the music scholar, this book will prove a source of valuable information and a constant pleasure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415938471
ISBN-10: 0415938473
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Douglas Lee

Douglas Lee is Professor of Musicology, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt U. An active scholar of 18th-century instrumental music, he has also written many articles for journals, reference works, chapters in books, critical editions, plus program and liner notes for concert performances and CD recordings. He lives in Nashville, TN.

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