Choral Music on Record

Choral Music on Record

by Alan Blyth
     
 

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Following the successful volumes of Song on Record, this work surveys all the recordings of major choral works from the Monteverdi Vespers to Britten's War Requiem. The coverage of recordings is exhaustive and a detailed discography is included. See more details below

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Following the successful volumes of Song on Record, this work surveys all the recordings of major choral works from the Monteverdi Vespers to Britten's War Requiem. The coverage of recordings is exhaustive and a detailed discography is included.

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Library Journal
In the tradition of his earlier publications ( Song on Record , 2 vols., Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1988; Opera on Record , Beaufort Bks., dist. by Kampmann & Co., 1984), Blyth has compiled an informative anthology of essays on recorded choral music from Monteverdi to Britten (c.1610-1926). Twenty-five works from those most frequently recorded are discussed at length by well-known critics and authors (e.g., Paul Griffiths, Teri Noel Towe, David Fallows, and Ingrid Grimes). They cover performance and recording history, analyses, and curious details that usually go unnoticed. With a discography of recordings (LPs and CDs) current to February 1990, record collectors, researchers, and others interested in this music will want access to this publication.-- William J. Waters, Pensacola Jr. Coll., Fla.
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"...record collectors, researchers, and others interested in this music will want access to this publication." Library Journal

"This treasury of history, record listings and opinion is ideal for experienced collectors who have grown up with many of the recordings discussed here. And, as they read about them, they will recall jacket covers and emotions from past years. New collectors will also benefit tremendously from the affection lavished on the music and find much more in an educated sense than in books devoted purely to program note-like discussions." Los Angeles Reader

"Alan Blyth's surveys of recorded literature have become indispensable overviews of major works....This is a valuable reference and will surely be consulted as often as Blyth's earlier guides." American Record Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521035835
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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