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 componentthe interviewis 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.
About 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.
Table of Contents
Works and Performances
Writings About Wuorinen
Writings by Wuorinen
Appendix I: Chronological List of Works
Appendix II: Alphabetical List of Works