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Author Molleson, Kate, author.

Title Sound within sound : radical composers of the twentieth century / Kate Molleson.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Abrams Press, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.922 MOL    Available
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Edition U.S. edition
Description 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note First published in 2022 by Faber & Faber Limited, London.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Think of a composer right now. Was it a white man? Perhaps in old-fashioned clothing and wild hair? The music history we're told is one dominated by men, and even then, only a select few enter the zeitgeist. This conventional history perpetuates the myth of "great works" created by "genius" artists. Men who enjoyed institutional privilege during their lifetimes and have since been enshrined by an industry of publishers and record labels. But just because we haven't heard of spectacular female composers, doesn't mean they weren't creating music all the same. Profiling a dozen pioneering 20th-century composers--including American modernist Ruth Crawford Seeger (mother of Pete and Peggy Seeger), French electronic artist Éliane Radigue, Soviet visionary Galina Ustvolskaya, and Ethiopian pianist Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou--acclaimed journalist and BBC broadcaster Kate Molleson reexamines the canon while bringing to life largely forgotten sonic revolutionaries whose dramatic lives and bursts of creativity played out against a backdrop of seismic geopolitical and social change. These composers, working at a remove from London, Paris, Vienna, and New York, were sidelined and ignored for systemic, structural reasons."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Composers -- Biography.
Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism and music.
Carrillo, Julián, 1875-1965.
Seeger, Ruth Crawford, 1901-1953.
Smetak, Walter, 1913-1984.
Maceda, José.
Ustvolʹskai︠a︡, Galina Ivanovna, 1919-2006.
Guèbrou, Tsegué-Maryam, 1923-
Pade, Else Marie.
Abrams, Muhal Richard, 1930-2017.
Radigue, Éliane.
Lockwood, Annea, 1939-
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Radical composers of the twentieth century
Radical composers of the 20th century
ISBN 1419753568 (hardcover)
9781419753565 (hardcover)

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