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Classical composers

Author: Peter Gammond
Publisher: New York : Crescent Books ; Avanel, N.J. : Distributed by Random House Value Pub., 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book includes biographies of approximately 170 composers from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Arranged alphabetically it chronicles the lives and personal circumstances of the composers, revealing the social and artistic milieux in which they worked, and the influences that helped shape their music.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gammond
ISBN: 051710234X 9780517102343
OCLC Number: 30399018
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Albeniz, Isaac --
Albinoni, Tomaso Giiovanni --
Arne, Thomas Augustine --
Arnold, Malcolm --
Arriaga, Juan Crisostomo --
Bach, Johann Christian --
Bach, Johann Sebastian --
Balakirev, Mily --
Barber, Samuel --
Bax, Arnold --
Berkeley, Lennox --
Bartok, Bela --
Beethoven, Ludwig van --
Bellini, Vincenzo --
Berg, Alban --
Berlioz, Hector --
Bizet, Georges --
Bernstein, Leonard --
Berwald, Franz --
Bliss, Arthur --
Block, Ernest --
Boccherini, Luigi --
Boyce, William --
Havergal, Brian --
Borodin, Alexander --
Brahmes, Johannes --
Britten, Benjamin --
Bruch, Max --
Bruckner, Anton --
Bridge, Frank --
Busoni, Ferruccio --
Butterworth, George --
Byrd, William --
Canteloube (de Caleret), Joseph --
Carter, Elliott --
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario --
Chopin, Frederic --
Copland, Aaron --
Couperin, Francois --
Chabrier, Emmanuel --
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine --
Chausson, Ernest --
Cherubini, Luigi --
Cimarosa, Domenico --
Clementi, Muzio --
Corelli, Arcangelo --
Debussy, Claude --
Delius, Frederick --
Donizetti, Gaetano --
Dvorak, Antonin --
Delibes, Leo --
Dohnanyi, Erno --
Dukas, Paul --
Duparc, Henri --
Field, John --
Finzi, Gerald --
Glass, Philip --
Grieg, Edvard --
Falla, Manuel de --
Faure, Gabriel --
Franck, Cesar --
Gershwin, George --
Glazunov, Alexander --
Glinka, Mikhail --
Gluck, Christoph Willibald von --
Goldmark, Karl --
Gorecki, Henryk Mikolaj --
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau --
Granados, Enrique --
Gounod, Charles --
Grieg, Edvard --
Handel, George Frideric --
Haydn, Joseph --
Holst, Gustav --
Harty, Hamilton --
Hindemith, Paul --
Honegger, Arthur --
Howells, Herbert --
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk --
Humperdinck, Engelbert --
Ireland, John --
Ives, Charles Edward --
Janacek, Leos --
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero --
Liszt, Franz --
Khachaturian, Aram --
Kodaly, Zoltan --
Lalo, Edouard --
Lambert, Constant --
Lloyd, George --
Lully, Jean-Baptiste --
Lutoslawski, Witold --
Mahler, Gustav --
Mascagni, Pietro --
Massenet, Jules --
Mendelssohn, Felix --
Messiaen, Olivier --
MacDowell, Edward --
Martin, Frank --
Martinu, Bohuslav --
Maxwell Davies, Peter --
Menotti, Gian Carlo --
Meyerbeer, Giacomo --
Nicolai, Otto --
Milhaud, Darius --
Monteverdi, Claudio --
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus --
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich --
Nielson, Carl --
Offenbach, Jacques --
Orff, Carl --
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da --
Parry, Hubert --
Penderecki, Krzysztof --
Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista --
Piston, Walter --
Ponchielli, Amilcare --
Paganini, Niccolo --
Poulenc, Francis --
Prokofiev, Sergey --
Puccini, Giacomo --
Purcell, Henry --
Rakmaninov, Sergey --
Ravel, Maurice --
Rameau, Jean-Philippe --
Respighi, Ottorino --
Rodrigo, Joaquin --
Rubbra, Edmund --
Satie, Erik --
Scarlatti, Domenico --
Schnittke, Alfred --
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich --
Rossini, Gioacchino Antonio --
Saint-Saens, Camille --
Schoenberg, Arnold --
Schubert, Franz --
Schumann, Robert --
Schutz, Heinrich --
Scriabin, Alexander --
Spohr, Ludwig (Louis) --
Stanford, Chales Villiers --
Stockhausen, Karlheinz --
Sullivan, Arthus --
Szymanowski, Karol --
Shostakovich, Dmitry --
Sibelius, Jean --
Smetana, Bedrich --
Strauss, Johann I --
Strauss, Johann II --
Strauss, Josef --
Strauss, Eduard --
Strauss, Richard --
Stravinski, Igor --
Tallis, Thomas --
Tavener, John --
Telemann, Georg Philipp --
Thomas, Ambroise --
Thomson, Virgil --
Tubin, Eduard --
Villa-Lobos, Heitor --
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich --
Tippett, Michael --
Vaughn Williams, Ralph --
Verdi, Giuseppe --
Vivaldi, Antonio --
Wagner, Richard --
Walton, William --
Warlock, Peter (Philip Heseltine) --
Weelkes, Thomas --
Weill, Kurt --
Weinberger, Jaromir --
Wesley, Samuel --
Wieniawski, Henryk --
Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno --
Zemlinskiy, Alexander von --
Weber, Carl Maria von --
Webern, Anton von --
Wolf, Hugo.
Responsibility: consultant and principal author, Peter Gammond.

Abstract:

This book includes biographies of approximately 170 composers from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Arranged alphabetically it chronicles the lives and personal circumstances of the composers, revealing the social and artistic milieux in which they worked, and the influences that helped shape their music.

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