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  • Published: 6 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9780712665681
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $49.99

The Pimlico Dictionary Of 20th Century Composers


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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.

  • Pub date: 6 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9780712665681
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $49.99

About the Author

Mark Morris

Mark Morris became a full-time writer in 1988, and a year later saw the release of his first novel, Toady. He has since published a further sixteen novels, among which are Stitch, The Immaculate, The Secret of Anatomy, Fiddleback, The Deluge and four books in the popular Doctor Who range. His short stories, novellas, articles and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and magazines, and he is editor of the highly-acclaimed Cinema Macabre, a book of fifty horror movie essays by genre luminaries, for which he won the 2007 British Fantasy Award. He also writes under the name of J. M. Morris. To find out more about Mark Morris visit his website at www.markmorriswriter.com

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Praise for The Pimlico Dictionary Of 20th Century Composers

“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


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