An invaluable reference book - a comprehensive survey of the entire field of twentieth-century music in the classical Western tradition, for newcomers and experts alike.
'Consistently helpful. . . and massively well-informed. . . its breadth and throughness is astonishing. . . I can't think of anything quite like it. . . Heartily recommended. ' Classical Music Including over 500 composers and discussing in depth the music of 350 of them, this dictionary is arranged by country, from Argentina and Austria to the Ukraine and the USA. Each country has an introduction to its twentieth-century music, followed by entries on individual composers and lists of recommended works. Those fresh to modern music can find helpful information and discover new composers. For the expert, the sheer scope of the guide will introduce many an unfamiliar but interesting work. Written with passion and extensive knowledge of the variety of modern music, The Pimlico Dictionary of 20th-Century Composers gives a comprehensive overview and will be invaluable as a reference book for generations to come.
“Consistently helpful. . . and massively well-informed. . . its breadth and throughness is astonishing. . . I can't think of anything quite like it. . . Heartily recommended.”