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  1. Johanna Beyer

    Johanna Beyer

    By Amy C. Beal

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    Composer Johanna Beyer's fascinating body of music and enigmatic life story constitute an important chapter in American music history. As a hard-working German émigré piano teacher and accompanist living in and around... Learn More
    Published: 3rd March 2015
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  2. Aaron Jay Kernis

    Aaron Jay Kernis

    By Leta E. Miller

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then his eloquent yet accessible style, emphasis... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2014
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  3. Alec Wilder

    Alec Wilder

    By Philip Lambert

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

      The music of Alec Wilder (1907-1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, Wilder's musical oeuvre... Learn More
    Published: 8th March 2013
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  4. Robert Ashley

    Robert Ashley

    By Kyle Gann

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    This book explores the life and works of the pioneering opera composer Robert Ashley, one of the leading American composers of the post-Cage generation. Ashley's innovations began in the 1960s when he, along with Alvin Lucier,... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2012
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  5. Christian Wolff

    Christian Wolff

    Written by Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    In this first interpretive narrative of the life and work of Christian Wolff, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund trace the influences and sensibilities of a contemporary composer's atypical career path and restless imagination.... Learn More
    Published: 23rd July 2012
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  6. Carla Bley

    Carla Bley

    By Amy C. Beal

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. With fastidious attention to Bley's diverse... Learn More
    Published: 25th October 2011
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  7. Elliott Carter

    Elliott Carter

    By James Wierzbicki

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    This compact introduction to the life and works of composer Elliott Carter provides a fresh perspective on one of the most significant American composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A leading voice of the American... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2011
    Paperback / £18.99
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  8. Rudolf Friml

    Rudolf Friml

    By William Everett

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    Rudolf Friml (1879-1972) is best known as the composer of romantic 1920s operettas. Beginning in 1912 he wrote music in different styles for Broadway, and in 1914, along with Irving Berlin and Victor Herbert, he became a charter... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2008
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  9. William Grant Still

    William Grant Still

    By Catherine Parsons Smith

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    In this compact introduction to the life and work of eminent African American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978), Catherine Parsons Smith tracks the composer's interrelated careers in popular and concert music. Still merged... Learn More
    Published: 3rd July 2008
    Hardback / £39.00
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  10. John Cage

    John Cage

    By David Nicholls

    Series American Composers

    University of Illinois Press

    John Cage was a giant of American experimental music--composer, writer, and artist. He is most widely known for his 1952 composition 4'33, whose three movements continue to challenge the definition of music by being performed... Learn More
    Published: 26th November 2007
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