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Charles Wuorinen
     

Charles Wuorinen

by Richard D. Burbank
 

Charles Wuorinen: A Bio-Bibliography is a chronicle, a lexicon, a manual, a narrative, and a testament to the life and work of an American musical genius. The work contains a biography, discography, interview, comprehensive listing of works and detailed roster of performances, and almost 1,200 annotated citations of writings about the music of this

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Charles Wuorinen: A Bio-Bibliography is a chronicle, a lexicon, a manual, a narrative, and a testament to the life and work of an American musical genius. The work contains a biography, discography, interview, comprehensive listing of works and detailed roster of performances, and almost 1,200 annotated citations of writings about the music of this important composer. The oral history component—the interview—is the foundation of the book in that it expresses the composer's philosophy of music and of life and serves as a contrast to the many annotations featuring critical commentary on his music. No one even remotely connected with contemporary music and the arguments and discussions thereof should be without this book.

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A biography, discography, interview, comprehensive listing of works and detailed roster of performances, and 1,092 annotated citations of writings about the music of this prominent contemporary American composer (b.1938). The interview is perhaps the foundation of the volume in that it expresses Wuorinen's philosophy of music and of life and serves as a contrast to the many annotations featuring critical commentary on his music. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313253997
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1993
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series , #49
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD D. BURBANK is Music Catalog Coordinator and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is author of Twentieth Century Music: Orchestral, Chamber, Operatic and Dance Music, 1900-1980 (1984), editor (with Steven L. Goulden) of Day by Day: The Forties (1977), and has written scholarly articles and book reviews for several library science and music journals.

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