Conductors and Composers of Popular Orchestral Music: A Biographical and Discographical Sourcebook

Conductors and Composers of Popular Orchestral Music: A Biographical and Discographical Sourcebook

by Naomi Musiker, Reuben Musiker
     
 

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World-wide in scope and focusing on the second half of the 20th century, this work provides biographies and discographies of some 500 composers and conductors of light and popular orchestral music, including film, show, theatre and mood music. The book is arranged in two sequences: 1) Biographies and select discographies, both arranged alphabetically, of theSee more details below

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World-wide in scope and focusing on the second half of the 20th century, this work provides biographies and discographies of some 500 composers and conductors of light and popular orchestral music, including film, show, theatre and mood music. The book is arranged in two sequences: 1) Biographies and select discographies, both arranged alphabetically, of the well-known and better-known conductors and composers. These entries also include a list of suggested reading for those wishing to further their studies; and 2) Select discographies of conductors about whom little or no biographical information is available. The bibliography at the end of the book covers discographical sources, popular music and film music. This is the first time that the lives and recordings of such artists as Kostelanetz, Faith, and Gould as well as the orchestral recordings of such great popular composers as Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers, Berlin and Coward have been documented and presented in an encyclopedic form.

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In articles of about a page, profiles some 500 conductors and composers of light and popular orchestral music, including film, show, theater, and mood music; and points to where the music can be heard on nearly 5,000 records and compact discs. Documents the contributions of such artists as Kostelanetz, Faith, and Gould; and the recordings of such composers as Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers, Berlin, and Coward. The coverage is geographically worldwide and temporally the second half of the 20th century. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781135917777
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
334
File size:
4 MB

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