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Encyclopedia of the great composers and their music

Author: Milton Cross; David Ewen
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1962.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Basically it is about the foremost composers of the past and present (seventy-eight in number) and their music. Here will be found exhaustive biographies not only of the giant figures but also of secondary composers about whombiographical and critical material is not so readily accessible; thirty contemporaries are include din the gallery of composers, among them seven representataive Americans."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Discographies
Biography Dictionaries
Discography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975.
Encyclopedia of the great composers and their music.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1962
(OCoLC)647039814
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Cross; David Ewen
OCLC Number: 561846
Description: 2 volumes (viii, 1009 pages) ; 22 cm
Contents: V. 1. pt. I. Before Bach --
pt. II. The composers and their music. Johann Sebastian Bach ; Samuel Barber ; Béla Bartók ; Ludwig van Beethoven ; Alban Berg ; Hector Berlioz ; Georges Bizet ; Ernest Bloch ; Alexander Borodin ; Johannes Brahms ; Benjamin Britten ; Anton Bruckner ; Ernest Chausson ; Frédéric Chopin ; Aaron Copland ; Claude Debussy ; Frederick Delius ; Ernst von Dohnányi ; Gaetano Donizetti ; Paul Dukas ; Antonín Dvořák ; Sir Edward Elgar ; Georges Enesco ; Manuel de Falla ; Gabriel Fauré ; César Franck ; George Gershwin ; Christoph Willibald Gluck ; Charles Gounod ; Edvard Grieg ; George Frideric Handel ; Howard Hanson ; Roy Harris ; Joseph Haydn ; Paul Hindemith ; Arthur Honegger ; Vincent d'Indy ; Aram Khatchaturian ; Zoltán Kodály ; Edouard Lalo ; Ruggiero Leoncavallo ; Franz Liszt ; Gustav Mahler ; Pietro Mascagni ; Jules Massenet ; Felix Mendelssohn ; Gian-Carlo Menotti ; Giacomo Meyerbeer. V. 2. [Pt. II. cont.] Darius Milhaud ; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; Modest Mussorgsky ; Jacques Offenbach ; Niccolò Paganini ; Serge Prokofiev ; Giacomo Puccini ; Serge Rachmaninoff ; Maurice Ravel ; Ottorino Respighi ; Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov ; Gioacchino Rossini ; Camille Saint-Saëns ; Arnold Schoenberg ; Franz Schubert ; Robert Schumann ; Alexander Scriabin ; Dmitri Shostakovich ; Jean Sibelius ; Bedřich Smetana ; Richard Strauss ; Igor Stravinsky ; Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky ; Ralph Vaughan Williams ; Giuseppi Verdi ; Heito Villa-Lobos ; Richard Wagner ; William Walton ; Karl Maria von Weber ; Hugo Wolf --
pt. III. A brief history of music since Bach --
pt. IV. One hundred basic works for the record library (with recommended recordings) --
pt. V. The anatomy of the symphony orchestra --
pt. VI. A dictionary of musical forms --
pt. VII. A glossary of musical terms.
Other Titles: Milton Cross' encyclopedia of the great composers and their music
Responsibility: Milton Cross and David Ewen.

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"Basically it is about the foremost composers of the past and present (seventy-eight in number) and their music. Here will be found exhaustive biographies not only of the giant figures but also of secondary composers about whombiographical and critical material is not so readily accessible; thirty contemporaries are include din the gallery of composers, among them seven representataive Americans."

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