WorldCat Identities

Morton, Brian 1954-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 5,669 library holdings
Genres: Discography  Reviews  Biography  Catalogs  Dictionaries  Compact disc catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: ML156.4.J3, 781.650266
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Morton
The Penguin guide to jazz on CD by Richard Cook ( Book )
48 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reviews jazz recordings and includes biographical details and lineups
Contemporary composers ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin guide to jazz recordings by Richard Cook ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reviews jazz recordings, organized by performer, and includes biographical details and lineups
Prince : a thief in the temple by Brian Morton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book focuses on Prince's music, and the psychological and sociological conditions that formed it
The Penguin guide to jazz on compact disc by Richard Cook ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woodrow Wilson USA by Brian Morton ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the life of Woodrow Wilson, from his early years during the American Civil War, through his academic and political career and America’s involvement in the First World War, to Wilson’s role at Versailles, including the construction of his Fourteen Points and his principles for the reformation of Europe
The Blackwell guide to recorded contemporary music by Brian Morton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a readable and easy-to-use guide to contemporary music and its availability on record. Brian Morton describes the life and work of seventy-four leading composers. For each he selects and introduces one representative recording, and then indicates how this initial selection can be broadened and extended to other works. Full discographical details are given in all cases. The book is divided chronologically, and can be equally used as a guide or as a history. As a way of orientating the reader towards the variety and creativity of recent music, Brian Morton begins with a list of recordings of ten key works from the first half of the century that have had a profound influence on the music of the second half. He then discusses works by composers from all over the world: few readers will fail to make new discoveries from among his selection. In describing the composers' work and its musical context, he assumes no specialist knowledge, and provides a glossary of those terms - such as "atonality" and "serialism" - that have been closely associated with the contemporary repertoire. He gives suggestions for further reading on the composers' work as a whole or on the particular works in question. In the bibliography he selects a core library for those interested in finding out more about the music of the period
The Penguin jazz guide : the history of the music in the 1,001 best albums by Brian Morton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a chronologically arranged survey of jazz recordings, including biographical details and lineups
Shostakovich, his life and music by Brian Morton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miles Davis by Brian Morton ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miles Davis (1926-91) was one of the great jazz musicians, bandleaders and composers. His recordings include several of the most acclaimed and popular jazz album, from the relaxed style of Birth of the Cool to the orchestral Sketches of Spain and the iconic Kind of Blue. And he never ceased to innovate. As the 1960s moved into the 1970s, he developed a darker, more complex sound and began increasingly to use electric instruments. The crowning achievement of his experiments, Bitches Brew (1969), became the bestselling jazz album of all time. In this biography, noted jazz critic Brian Morto
Edgar Allan Poe by Brian Morton ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States was only some two decades old when Edgar Allan Poe was born. He stands at the very beginnings of American literature, an orphaned, rootless, haunted man who in just forty years gave short story writing its modern cast, pioneered detective and science fiction, and wrote some of the most memorable lyric poems in the English language. Poe's life was driven by scandal: endless conflict with his foster-father, disgrace at university and in the army, marrying a 13 year old cousin, episodes of drunkenness and a fierce personal rivalry with fellow writers and editors. Even his death was gothic and mysterious; explanations range from murder to rabies. In this Life&Times volume, Brian Morton attempts to put the Poe legend in context, in order to reveal in true light one of the most important and influential writers of modern times
The Penguin guide to jazz recordings ( )
in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voice of St. Columba : for four voices (ATTB) and string orchestra (2012) by Gavin Bryars ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin jazz guide : the history of the music in the 1001 best albums by Brian Morton ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin guide to jazz on CD ( )
in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE HISTORY OF THE MUSIC IN THE 1000 BEST ALBUMS by Brian Morton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woodrow Wilson Makers of the Modern World by Brian Morton ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consequences of Peace: the Versailles Settlements - their aftermath and legacy
Plenty plenty rhythm : a new introduction to jazz by Brian Morton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blue devil with a briefcase : Alan Morton - Rangers and Scotland legend by Brian Morton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin jazz guide : the history of the music in the 1,000 best albums by Brian Morton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a chronologically arranged survey of jazz recordings, including biographical details and lineups
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Weir, James, 1954-

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モートン, ブライアン
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