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Morton, Brian 1954-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 7,015 library holdings
Genres: Discographies  Catalogs  Reviews  Biography  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Compact disc catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: ML156.4.J3, 781.650266
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Morton
Contemporary composers( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features details of more than 500 of today's composers from around the world, including African, Asian and women composers such as Sally Beamish, Jacques Casterede and Ahmede Essyad
The Penguin guide to jazz on CD, LP, and cassette by Richard Cook( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, critical guide to recorded jazz - from its beginnings until the present
The Penguin guide to jazz recordings by Richard Cook( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 394 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 )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 390 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 CD by Richard Cook( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews jazz recordings and includes biographical details and lineups
The Penguin guide to jazz recordings by Richard Cook( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is now firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. For this completely revised ninth edition, Richard Cook and Brian Morton have reassessed each artist's entry, and updated the text to incorporate thousands of additional CDs. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike
The Penguin guide to jazz on CD by Richard Cook( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD is now firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. For this completely revised seventh edition, Richard Cook and Brian Morton have reassessed each artists's entry and updated the text to incorporate thousands of additional CDs. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficinados and jazz novices alike." -- back cover
The Blackwell guide to recorded contemporary music by Brian Morton( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 305 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 )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a chronologically arranged survey of jazz recordings, including biographical details and lineups
The Penguin guide to jazz on CD by Richard Cook( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews jazz recordings and includes biographical details and lineups
The Penguin guide to jazz on compact disc by Richard Cook( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shostakovich, his life and music by Brian Morton( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin guide to jazz on compact disc by Richard Cook( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woodrow Wilson : USA by Brian Morton( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at Woodrow Wilson's life 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 his pivotal role at Versailles."--Jacket
Edgar Allan Poe by Brian Morton( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of poet Edgar Allan Poe, discussing how his works can be seen as shaping the idea of the American short story, as well as theories on the mystery of how he died
Miles Davis by Brian Morton( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 136 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 albums, 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 Morton takes us through the musical history of this remarkable and influential artist and illuminates the personality behind the sound."--BOOK JACKET
The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and Southern China IV : proceedings of the Eighth International Marine Biological Workshop, the Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and Southern China, Hong Kong, 2-20 April 1995 by International Marine Biological Workshop( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Proceedings of the workshop contain thirty-one original research papers dealing with aspects of the taxonomy and ecology of Hong Kong's marine life with particular reference to the Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve and the benthic fauna of its territorial waters
The Penguin guide to jazz recordings( )

in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of St. Columba : for four voices (ATTB) and string orchestra : (2012) by Gavin Bryars( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woodrow Wilson : Makers of the Modern World by Brian Morton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consequences of Peace: the Versailles Settlements - their aftermath and legacy
 
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Contemporary composers
Alternative Names

controlled identityWeir, James, 1954-

Brian Morton britischer Jazzkritiker

Brian Morton Brits journalist

Brian Morton Scottish writer

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Languages
English (164)

German (1)

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The Penguin guide to jazz recordingsPrince : a thief in the templeThe Penguin guide to jazz on CDThe Penguin guide to jazz recordingsThe Penguin guide to jazz on CDThe Blackwell guide to recorded contemporary musicThe Penguin jazz guide : the history of the music in the 1,001 best albumsThe Penguin guide to jazz on CD