George Crumb: A Bio-Bibliography

Overview

George Crumb is a composer at the forefront of post-World War II American music, and never before has one volume combined a portrait of his life with a catalogue of his extensive work. David Cohen's George Crumb: A Bio-Bibliography corrects this by providing the reader and researcher with an overview of Crumb's life, career, and compositions; and an annotated guide to literature by and about the composer—including not only articles and books, but also album reviews, concert ...

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Overview

George Crumb is a composer at the forefront of post-World War II American music, and never before has one volume combined a portrait of his life with a catalogue of his extensive work. David Cohen's George Crumb: A Bio-Bibliography corrects this by providing the reader and researcher with an overview of Crumb's life, career, and compositions; and an annotated guide to literature by and about the composer—including not only articles and books, but also album reviews, concert reviews, and interviews.

The biographical portion, written in close consultation with the subject, has resulted in perhaps the most complete and accurate biography currently in existence—an irreplaceable resource for anyone seeking a full understanding of 20th-century music.

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The 23-page biography section of this text focuses on modern composer Crumb's career development, with attention paid to some of his most noteworthy pieces. Archivist Cohen also provides a complete alphabetical listings of all of Crumb's mature works, articles and program notes written by him, all known interviews, general articles about the composer, reviews of his performances, known commercial recordings of his compositions, and reviews of those recordings. Also, there are two appendixes which contain chronological listings of works and recordings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313318870
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2002
  • Series: Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID COHEN is a photographer and archivist living in Pokhara, Nepal. He is the author of The Synthesis Quest and Phil Ochs: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Preface

Biography

Works and Performances

Writings by Crumb

Interviews

Bibliography

Performance Bibliography

Discography

Discography Bibliography

Appendix I: Chronological Listing of Works

Appendix II: Chronological Listing of Albums

Index

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