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American Composers : Dialogues on Contemporary Music - Edward Strickland

American Composers

Dialogues on Contemporary Music

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Published: 22nd August 1991
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..". Strickland's own deep involvement with the works of these composers is] revealed by the questions and comments he poses in an appreciative, Paterian way. His profound pleasure in these works also leads him to scrutinize and challenge them intimately." -- Publishers Weekly

"This is an indispensable book about American music... " -- Fanfare

..". exhilarating... Any of the interviews in American Composers will stimulate your curiosity and appetite."A -- Hungry Mind Review

..". not only engaging, but also a useful representation of the major compositional styles of the 1980s and their corresponding practitioners." -- Notes

Philip Glass, Keith Jarrett, Meredith Monk, and eight other active American composers reveal a broad spectrum of musical personalities in these candid, in-depth conversations. Witty and articulate, their remarks convey the great vitality, diversity, and distinctiveness of today's American music.

" . . Strickland's own deep involvement with the works of these composers [is] revealed by the questions and comments he poses in an appreciative, Paterian way. His profound pleasure in these works also leads him to scrutinize and challenge them intimately." Publishers Weekly " This is an indispensable book about American music ... " Fanfare " ... exhilarating ... Any of the interviews in American Composers will stimulate your curiosity and appetite." Hungry Mind Review " ... not only engaging, but also a useful representation of the major compositional styles of the 1980s and their corresponding practitioners." Notes

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Select Bibliographyp. 11
Keith Jarrettp. 12
Steve Reichp. 33
La Monte Youngp. 51
Anthony Davisp. 71
Meredith Monkp. 87
Terry Rileyp. 105
John Zornp. 124
Philip Glassp. 141
George Crumbp. 159
John Adamsp. 176
Ingram Marshallp. 195
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780253206435
ISBN-10: 025320643X
Series: A Midland Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd August 1991
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41