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Author Cross, Milton, 1897-1975.

Title Milton Cross' encyclopedia of the great composers and their music / Milton Cross and David Ewen
Edition New, revised edition
Published Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, [1962]
©1962

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Description 2 volumes (viii, 1009 pages) ; 22 cm
Contents V. 1. pt. I. Before Bach -- pt. II. The composers and their music. Johann Sebastian Bach ; Samuel Barber ; Béla Bartók ; Ludwig van Beethoven ; Alban Berg ; Hector Berlioz ; Georges Bizet ; Ernest Bloch ; Alexander Borodin ; Johannes Brahms ; Benjamin Britten ; Anton Bruckner ; Ernest Chausson ; Frédéric Chopin ; Aaron Copland ; Claude Debussy ; Frederick Delius ; Ernst von Dohnányi ; Gaetano Donizetti ; Paul Dukas ; Antonín Dvořák ; Sir Edward Elgar ; Georges Enesco ; Manuel de Falla ; Gabriel Fauré ; César Franck ; George Gershwin ; Christoph Willibald Gluck ; Charles Gounod ; Edvard Grieg ; George Frideric Handel ; Howard Hanson ; Roy Harris ; Joseph Haydn ; Paul Hindemith ; Arthur Honegger ; Vincent d'Indy ; Aram Khatchaturian ; Zoltán Kodály ; Edouard Lalo ; Ruggiero Leoncavallo ; Franz Liszt ; Gustav Mahler ; Pietro Mascagni ; Jules Massenet ; Felix Mendelssohn ; Gian-Carlo Menotti ; Giacomo Meyerbeer
V. 2. [Pt. II. cont.] Darius Milhaud ; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; Modest Mussorgsky ; Jacques Offenbach ; Niccolò Paganini ; Serge Prokofiev ; Giacomo Puccini ; Serge Rachmaninoff ; Maurice Ravel ; Ottorino Respighi ; Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov ; Gioacchino Rossini ; Camille Saint-Saëns ; Arnold Schoenberg ; Franz Schubert ; Robert Schumann ; Alexander Scriabin ; Dmitri Shostakovich ; Jean Sibelius ; Bedřich Smetana ; Richard Strauss ; Igor Stravinsky ; Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky ; Ralph Vaughan Williams ; Giuseppi Verdi ; Heito Villa-Lobos ; Richard Wagner ; William Walton ; Karl Maria von Weber ; Hugo Wolf -- pt. III. A brief history of music since Bach -- pt. IV. One hundred basic works for the record library (with recommended recordings) -- pt. V. The anatomy of the symphony orchestra -- pt. VI. A dictionary of musical forms -- pt. VII. A glossary of musical terms
Summary "Basically it is about the foremost composers of the past and present (seventy-eight in number) and their music. Here will be found exhaustive biographies not only of the giant figures but also of secondary composers about whombiographical and critical material is not so readily accessible; thirty contemporaries are include din the gallery of composers, among them seven representataive Americans."
Notes Includes index
Bibliography "Basic works for the record library": pages [919]-926. Bibliography: pages [965]-978
Subject Composers -- Biography.
Composers -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Composers.
Music -- Discography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Discographies.
Author Ewen, David, 1907-1985, author
LC no. 62008097
Other Titles Encyclopedia of the great composers and their music
Encyclopedia of the great composers and their music