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Mellers, Wilfrid 1914-2008

Overview
Works: 212 works in 717 publications in 1 language and 18,919 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discography  Biography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Editor
Classifications: ML200, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Wilfrid Mellers
Publications by Wilfrid Mellers
Publications by Wilfrid Mellers, published posthumously.
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 )
38 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,060 libraries worldwide
François Couperin and the French classical tradition by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
40 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
Man and his music; the story of musical experience in the West by Alec Harman( Book )
52 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in English and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
Twilight of the gods : the music of the Beatles by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 libraries worldwide
Traces the Beatles from their start in Liverpool through Abbey Road and beyond. Shows how their music reflects such diverse sources as country and western, blues, 1950s rock, Anglo-Irish ballads, British music halls, and oriental and baroque musical traditions
Bach and the dance of God by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 libraries worldwide
Caliban reborn; renewal in twentieth-century music by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Beethoven and the voice of God by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Music and society : England and the European tradition by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
28 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A darker shade of pale : a backdrop to Bob Dylan by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 727 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]
Francis Poulenc by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 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
Harmonious meeting; a study of the relationship between English music, poetry and theatre, c. 1600-1900 by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Percy Grainger by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 libraries worldwide
In this study of the music of the Australian-born composer, Wilfrid Mellers examines the multi-cultural influences on Grainger that make his music unique. Besides his considerable interest in folk song and other popular idioms, Grainger also drew inspiration from a wide range of classical literature. A virtuoso pianist, he was probably best-known for his simple piano piece "Country gardens"
Romanticism and the 20th century, from 1800 by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
16 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 libraries worldwide
The sonata principle (from c. 1750) by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
16 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Studies in contemporary music by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
15 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Angels of the night : popular female singers of our time by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Bob Dylan : a retrospective by Craig McGregor( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
A selection of essays by authors: Robert Shelton, Gil Turner, Sidney Fields, Val Adams, Nat Hentoff, Irwin Silber, Paul Nelson, Joseph Gelmis, Nora Ephron, Susan Edmiston, Ewan MacCall, Frances Taylor, Joseph Haas, Israel Young, Studs Terkel, Jules Siegel, John Gordon, Ralph J. Gleason, Michael Iachetta, Richard Goldstein, Lilian Roxon, Ellen Willis, Huber Saal, Jon Landau, John Cohen, Happy Traum, Tom Smucker, Michael March, William C. Woods, Nik Cohn, Jann Wenner, Robert Christgau, Steven Goldberg, A.J. Weberman, Wilfred Mellers
Singing in the wilderness : music and ecology in the twentieth century by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 430 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."--BOOK JACKET
Romanticism and the twentieth century by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
First published in 1957
Vaughan Williams and the vision of Albion by Wilfrid Mellers( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
 
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