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New and Published Books

  1. Rachmaninoff's Recollections

    By Oskar von Riesemann

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1934, contains the recollections of the varied and coloured life of a great pianist and composer, who is one of the most striking figures of the musical world. Rachmaninoff dictated his memoires to the author of this book, and much of the story is therefore told in the...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these...

    Published June 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. William Alwyn

    A Research and Information Guide

    By John C. Dressler

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    William Alwyn: A Research and Information Guide is a catalogue, discography and annotated bibliography of the nearly 500 works of this twentieth-century British composer. It will be invaluable to twentieth-century British composer researchers and aficionados, music history courses, and...

    Published August 25th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Roger Sessions

    A Biography

    By Andrea Olmstead

    Recognized as the primary American symphonist of the 20th century, Roger Sessions (1896-1985) is one of the leading representatives of high modernism. His stature among American composers rivals Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and Elliott Carter. Sessions was awarded two Pulitzer prizes, election to...

    Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Musical Visitors to Britain

    By Peter Gordon

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder....

    Published September 12th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Dictionary of American Classical Composers

    2nd Edition

    By Neil Butterworth

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 4th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Conversing with Cage

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 27th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Virgil Thomson

    A Reader: Selected Writings, 1924-1984

    Edited by Richard Kostelanetz

    This essential reader includes Thomson's essays on making a living as a musician; his articles on classic composers; his relation to his contemporaries; his articles on newcomers in the music world, including John Cage and Pierre Boulez; his autobiographical writings and commentary on his own works....

    Published August 9th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Music of Louis Andriessen

    Edited by Maja Trochimczyk

    Series: Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture

    This book presents the musician in dialog with a Polish-Canadian musicologist and three of his Dutch friends and collaborators, Reinbert de Leeuw, Elmer Schönberger and Frits van der Waa. Topics include his artistic evolution, his relationship to minimalism, his prevalent interest in mysticism...

    Published May 10th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Music of Morton Feldman

    By Delio

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 19th 2001 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Research and Information Guide
    By Ryan Ross
    To Be Published November 1st 2015
  2. American Women Composers
    Edited by Karin Pendle
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  3. American Composers: The Emerging Generation
    Edited by David Froom
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  4. Aspects of Complexity in Recent British Music
    By Tom Morgan
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  5. Reclaiming the Muse
    By Nicola LeFanu
    To Be Published June 11th 2016

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