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Classical music : the rough guide

Author: Joe Staines; Jonathan Buckley
Publisher: London : Rough Guides ; New York : Distributed by Penguin Books USA, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Rough Guide to Classical Music is a unique handbook, spanning eight centuries of music from medieval Masses to works by contemporaries such as Judith Weir and Michael Torke. Both a buyer's guide and a who's who, it features concise biographical sketches of some 160 composers, explaining their social and musical contexts; more than 150 illustrations, including some rarely seen archive photos; revealing summaries  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Staines; Jonathan Buckley
ISBN: 1858282578 9781858282572
OCLC Number: 40494764
Description: x, 505 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: John Adams --
Isaac Albeniz --
Tomaso Albinoni --
Gregorio Allegri --
Louis Andriessen --
Malcolm Arnold --
Grazyna Bacewicz --
C.P.E. Bach --
J.S. Bach --
Samuel Barber --
Bela Bartok --
Ludwig van Beethoven --
Vincenzo Bellini --
George Benjamin --
Alban Berg --
Luciano Berio --
Hector Berlioz --
Leonard Bernstein --
Heinrich Biber --
Harrison Birtwistle --
Georges Bizet --
Luigi Boccherini --
Alexander Borodin --
Lili Boulanger --
Pierre Boulez --
Johannes Brahms --
Benjamin Britten --
Max Bruch --
Anton Bruckner --
Antoine Brumel --
Ferruccio Busoni --
William Byrd --
John Cage --
Marie-Joseph Canteloube --
Giacomo Carissimi --
Elliott Carter --
Emmanuel Chabrier --
Marc-Antoine Charpentier --
Frederic Chopin --
Muzio Clementi --
Aaron Copland --
Arcangelo Corelli --
Francois Couperin --
Claude Debussy --
Leo Delibes --
Frederick Delius --
Josquin Desprez --
Gaetano Donizetti --
John Dowland --
Guillaume Dufay --
Paul Dukas --
John Dunstable --
Antonin Dvorak --
Hanns Eisler --
Edward Elgar --
Manuel de Falla --
Gabriel Faure --
Morton Feldman --
Cesar Franck --
Giovanni Gabrieli --
George Gershwin --
Carlo Gesualdo --
Orlando Gibbons --
Umberto Giordano --
Philip Glass --
Alexander Glazunov --
Mikhail Glinka --
Christoph Willibald Gluck --
Henryk Gorecki --
Charles-Francois Gounod --
Percy Grainger --
Enrique Granados --
Edvard Grieg --
Sofia Gubaidulina --
George Frideric Handel --
Jonathan Harvey --
Joseph Haydn --
Hans Werner Henze --
Hildegard of Bingen --
Paul Hindemith --
Gustav Holst --
Arthur Honegger --
Johann Nepomuck Hummel --
Engelbert Humperdinck --
Charles Ives --
Leos Janacek --
Aram Khachaturian --
Zoltan Kodaly --
Erich Korngold --
Gyorgy Kurtag --
Roland de Lassus --
Franz Lehar --
Ruggero Leoncavallo --
Gyorgy Ligeti --
Magnus Lindberg --
Franz Liszt --
Jean-Baptiste Lully --
Witold Lutoslawski --
Elisabeth Lutyens --
Guillaume de Machaut --
James Macmillan --
Elizabeth Maconchy --
Gustav Mahler --
Frank Martin --
Bohuslav Martinu --
Pietro Mascagni --
Jules Massenet --
Nicholas Maw --
Peter Maxwell Davies --
Felix Mendelssohn --
Olivier Messiaen --
Giacomo Meyerbeer --
Darius Milhaud --
Claudio Monteverdi --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart --
Modest Mussorgsky --
Carl Nielsen --
Luigi Nono --
Michael Nyman --
Johannes Ockeghem --
Jacques Offenbach --
Carl Orff --
Johann Pachelbel --
Nicolo Paganini --
Giovanni da Palestrina --
Hubert Parry --
Arvo Part --
Krzysztof Penderecki --
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi --
Perotin --
Hans Pfitzner --
Francis Poulenc --
Sergey Prokofiev --
Giacomo Puccini --
Henry Purcell --
Sergei Rachmaninov --
Jean-Philippe Rameau --
Einojuhani Rautavaara --
Maurice Ravel --
Max Reger --
Steve Reich --
Ottorino Respighi --
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov --
Joaquin Rodrigo --
Gioachino Rossini --
Poul Ruders --
Camille Saint-Saens --
Erik Satie --
Alessandro Scarlatti --
Domenico Scarlatti --
Alfred Schnittke --
Arnold Schoenberg --
Franz Schreker --
Franz Schubert --
Robert Schumann --
Heinrich Schutz --
Alexander Scriabin --
Dmitri Shostakovich --
Jean Sibelius --
Bedrich Smetana --
Ethel Smyth --
Karlheinz Stockhausen --
Alessandro Stradella --
The Strauss family --
Richard Strauss --
Igor Stravinsky --
Josef Suk --
Arthur Sullivan --
Karol Szymanowski --
Toru Takemitsu --
Thomas Tallis --
John Tavener --
John Taverner --
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky --
Georg-Philipp Telemann --
Michael Tippett --
Michael Torke --
Mark-Anthony Turnage --
Viktor Ullmann --
Edgard Varese --
Ralph Vaughan Williams --
Giuseppe Verdi --
Tomas Luis da Victoria --
Heitor Villa-Lobos --
Antonio Vivaldi --
Richard Wagner --
William Walton --
Carl Maria von Weber --
Anton Webern --
Kurt Weill --
Judith Weir --
Hugo Wolf --
Iannis Xenakis --
Alexander Zemlinsky.
Responsibility: written by Joe Staines [and others] ; edited by Joe Staines and Jonathan Buckley.

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"The Rough Guide to Classical Music is a unique handbook, spanning eight centuries of music from medieval Masses to works by contemporaries such as Judith Weir and Michael Torke. Both a buyer's guide and a who's who, it features concise biographical sketches of some 160 composers, explaining their social and musical contexts; more than 150 illustrations, including some rarely seen archive photos; revealing summaries of the major compositions in all genres, from solo flute pieces to operas with casts of hundreds; and incisive reviews of hundreds of CDs, selecting both the best of the latest recordings and the pick of the classic reissues."--Jacket.

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