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Griffiths, Paul 1947 November 24-

Overview
Works: 188 works in 660 publications in 9 languages and 22,451 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Interviews  Catalogs  Encyclopedias  History 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Commentator, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Speaker, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, Lyricist, Contributor
Classifications: ML197, 780.924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Griffiths
The string quartet by Paul Griffiths( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book follows the quartet from its origins in the middle of the 18th century up to the present day. A large percentage of the book concerns the classic period of the quartets and with the works of Haydn, probable inventor of the genre, of Mozart, of Schubert, of Beethoven; on the Romantic period -- Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak and Debussy -- finishing with the post-1914 era, Schoenberg, Bartok, Stravinsky and Shostakovich. among others
Modern music and after by Paul Griffiths( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers musical changes since World War II, and then reviews the work of 50 composers since 1960
A concise history of western music by Paul Griffiths( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging, clear and informative, this is the story of Western music - of its great composers, its performers and listeners, and of the ever changing ideas of what music is and what it is for. Griffiths shows how music has evolved through the centuries, and suggests how musical evolution has reflected developments in history and culture. The book provides an introduction for students and beginners, using the minimum of technical terms, all straightforwardly defined in the glossary
Modern music : the avant garde since 1945 by Paul Griffiths( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to electronic music by Paul Griffiths( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of 20th-century music by Paul Griffiths( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stravinsky by Paul Griffiths( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of avant-garde music : from Debussy to Boulez by Paul Griffiths( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivier Messiaen and the music of time by Paul Griffiths( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de werken van de Franse componist (geb. 1908)
Modern music : a concise history by Paul Griffiths( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late romantic background; new harmony; new rhythm, new form; neoclassicism; serialism; the East; electronics; chance; the theatre and politics; multiplicity
Igor Stravinsky, the Rake's progress by Paul Griffiths( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de opera van de Russische componist (1882-1971)
Bartók by Paul Griffiths( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

György Ligeti by Paul Griffiths( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding over leven en werk van de Hongaarse componist (geb. 1923)
The New Grove Second Viennese school : Schoenberg, Webern, Berg by O. W Neighbour( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cage by Paul Griffiths( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Amerikaanse avant-garde-componist (geb. 1912)
Peter Maxwell Davies by Paul Griffiths( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Engelse componist (geb. 1934)
Boulez by Paul Griffiths( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New sounds, new personalities : British composers of the 1980s in conversation with by Paul Griffiths( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin companion to classical music by Paul Griffiths( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of the most respected experts on the subject, an authoritative A-to-Z reference guide covering some 1,000 years of Western music. In this impressive volume, music critic Paul Griffiths offers a succinct and comprehensive guide to the history, forms, and personalities of classical music. Biographies of thousands of composers from Albinoni to Zappa, with in-depth treatment of major figures ; Coverage of individual works, including plot summaries of operas and ballets ; Articles on the history of music and instruments ; Entries on musical forms, from medieval plainchant toz contemporary minimalism ; Clear definitions of technical terms and jargon."--Publisher website (Sept. 2006)
The new Penguin dictionary of music by Paul Griffiths( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Penguin Dictionary of music is the essential A to Z of some 1,000 years of Western music. It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a huge range of composers, and examines key topics in music history, performers and theory. Written by an award-winning music critic, and blending scholarship with personal insight and opinion, this dictionary is both a pleasurable read and an invaluable and authoritative reference book for all lovers of music, whether amateur or professional."--BOOK JACKET
 
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The Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of 20th-century music
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A concise history of western musicThe Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of 20th-century musicOlivier Messiaen and the music of timeModern music : a concise historyIgor Stravinsky, the Rake's progressGyörgy LigetiThe New Grove Second Viennese school : Schoenberg, Webern, BergThe Penguin companion to classical musicThe new Penguin dictionary of music