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Mellers, Wilfrid 1914-2008

Overview
Works: 1,058 works in 1,812 publications in 4 languages and 19,802 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discographies  Biography  Popular music  Manuscripts  Musical settings  History 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Performer, Other, cbt
Classifications: ML200, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wilfrid Mellers
Music in a new found land : themes and developments in the history of American music by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

64 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subject of this book is accurately defined by its subtitle. Music in a New Found Land does not pretend to be a comprehensive history of American music. Nor does Mellers strive to catalog what he considers to be authentic American music. Instead, he deals, in some detail, with comparatively few composers, most of whom have wellestablished reputations. It has always been difficult to separate American music from its immediate relevance to the twentieth century. Mellers' theme involves the relationship between "art" music, jazz and pop music; he sees the segregation of these genres as both illogical and artifi cial. If the pop music of Tin Pan Alley may be anti-art, it has also produced Gershwin, Ellington, and composing improvisers such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. The study of American music is as relevant into any inquiry into a national culture as the study of American literature and painting. This book contains a large number of quotations from American writers, because Mellers thought American sensibility should parallel, reinforce, and comment on American music. In sum, this is the closest available one-volume history of American music, and a window into American culture."--Publisher
Bach and the dance of God by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and German and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caliban reborn; renewal in twentieth-century music by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and the 20th century, from 1800 by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven and the voice of God by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and his music; the story of musical experience in the West by Alec Harman( Book )

63 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sonata principle (from c. 1750) by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and French and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Poulenc by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once considered as little more than the froth in the wake of the First World War, a witty boy-hedonist who, in the giddy Twenties, tweaked the noses of moribund establishmentarians, Poulenc has in fact proved unexpectedly durable--more so than any of his colleagues among Les Six, including those who developed more grandiose ambitions. Here is a survey of Poulenc's music, based on careful selection of his works, and written by an authoritative guide. After placing Poulenc in the context of French life and society after the First World War and considering him in relation to his masters and mentors, especially Satie and Chabrier, Mellers turns to Poulenc's Diaghilev ballet, Les Biches, to important sequels to it, such as Concert champetre and Aubade, and to works of transition, such as the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra. The next section discusses the "social" music of Poulenc's middle years--especially the music for piano (for Poulenc a domestic instrument), written during the Thirties, and the centrality of song in his work; some account is offered of his relationship with his main poets, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Eluard, and Louise de Vilmorin. Mellers next considers the impact on Poulenc of the Second World War, especially as manifest in the great choral work Quatre Motets de Penitence and the Organ Concerto. Adopting a broadly chronological approach, Mellers traces Poulenc's development as a composer from enfant terrible to a mature composer both for secular society and for the liturgy of the Catholic Church; in so doing he points to the reasons for the durability and pertinacity of his appeal. Mellers further assesses Poulenc's place in the French tradition, and, in a Postlude, pays tribute to the warm regard with which Poulenc was held by so many of his fellow musicians." -- Publisher's description
A darker shade of pale : a backdrop to Bob Dylan by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Beatles, Bob Dylan is one of the most talented performers to emerge from the sixties. For more than twenty years Dylan has been a spokesman for the young--a representative of a generation and a way of life. While Dylan's originality is his strength, his art has roots in American folk, country and pop music. In this exciting new book, Wilfrid Mellers, author of the acclaimed study of the Beatles, Twilight of the Gods, examines Dylan's musical heritage, from the British folk ballads that influenced his lyrics to the American folk-singers who influence his music. Mellers looks at how Dylan's vocal and instrumental style was affected by such greats as the Carter family, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Elvis Presley and Woody Guthrie. He goes on to consider what Dylan did with this musical legacy, and how he made these musical forms his own. Mellers offers illuminating commentary on virtually every song recorded by Dylan, and shows why his individual contribution has spoken so powerfully to millions of people [Publisher description]
Harmonious meeting : a study of the relationship between English music, poetry and theatre, c. 1600-1900 by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

26 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Percy Grainger by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Australische componist en pianist (1882-1961)
François Couperin and the French classical tradition by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Franse componist (1668-1733)
Man and his music; the story of musical experience in the West by Alec Harman( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and society : England and the European tradition by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

25 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Couperin and the French classical tradition by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

15 editions published in 1950 in English and French and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francois Couperin and the French classical tradition by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Franse componist (1668-1733)
Twilight of the gods : the music of the Beatles by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in contemporary music by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

18 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singing in the wilderness : music and ecology in the twentieth century by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Displaying the broad erudition and intellectual agility that have informed a lifetime of scholarship, Wilfrid Mellers offers a set of diverse reflections on how Western art music illuminates the shifting relationship between humankind and the natural world."--Jacket
Angels of the night : popular female singers of our time by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Francis Poulenc
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Bach and the dance of GodCaliban reborn; renewal in twentieth-century musicRomanticism and the 20th century, from 1800Beethoven and the voice of GodThe sonata principle (from c. 1750)Francis PoulencA darker shade of pale : a backdrop to Bob DylanHarmonious meeting : a study of the relationship between English music, poetry and theatre, c. 1600-1900
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Wilfrid Mellers anglický muzikolog a hudební skladatel

Wilfrid Mellers britischer Komponist

Wilfrid Mellers Brits musicoloog (1914-2008)

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ウィルフリッド・メラーズ

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Languages
English (440)

French (2)

Italian (2)

German (1)