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Griffiths, Paul 1947 November 24-

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Modern music and after by Paul Griffiths( )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 2,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers musical changes since World War II, and then reviews the work of 50 composers since 1960
The string quartet by Paul Griffiths( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 1,331 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
A concise history of western music by Paul Griffiths( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,188 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 )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,072 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 1,052 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 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stravinsky by Paul Griffiths( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the twentieth century draws to a close, Igor Stravinsky's stature as one of its master musicians is indisputable. His active career as a composer covered fully two-thirds of the century, from the songs and the symphony he wrote as a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg to the music on sacred themes he produced as an old man in Los Angeles. Between these early and late works stretched a creative life that included triumphs of the Ballets Russes such as The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring; children's piano pieces; works based on Greek myth and on Russian peasant theatre; new approaches to concerto grosso form as well as to ragtime; liturgies as well as sketches for circus band; reworkings of ideas from the Baroque, and explorations of possibilities no one had dreamed of. Stravinsky's influence is incalculable and, like his output, extraordinarily wide in range. It has been felt by composers from Debussy and Schoenberg to those who had not yet been heard from when he died in 1971. In his long and honored life he came into contact with people from Tchaikovsky and Ravel to T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden, from Benito Mussolini to John F. Kennedy, from Picasso, Nijinsky, and Cocteau to Louis B. Mayer. In this new study, Paul Griffiths surveys Stravinsky's vastly variegated life and output in one chronological sweep, showing how certain basic images and principles emerge again and again in the music, but also emphasizing his capacity to start afresh, to confront us not with one Stravinsky but with many. Since Stravinsky's death, publication of his correspondence and other material has made possible a deeper investigation of his creative methods. Profiting from this, and exploring the works both as individual creations and as elements in a wider context, Paul Griffiths's book is a new and stimulating guide to Stravinsky's life and music
The Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of 20th-century music by Paul Griffiths( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

58 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning at the threshold of the modern era, with the late Romanticism of Debussy and Mahler, the author traces the new directions of music through composers such as Alban Berg and Anton Webern, Charles Ives, Edgard Varese and Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass and Elliott Carter
Igor Stravinsky, the Rake's progress by Paul Griffiths( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

György Ligeti by Paul Griffiths( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding over leven en werk van de Hongaarse componist (geb. 1923)
Cage by Paul Griffiths( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 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 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea on fire : Jean Barraqué by Paul Griffiths( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and French and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Barraque is increasingly being recognized as one of the great composers of the second half of the twentieth century. Though he left only seven works, his voice in each of them is unmistakeable, and powerful. He had no doubt of his responsibility, as a creator, to take his listeners on challenging adventures that could not but leave them changed. After the collapse of morality he had witnessed as a child growing up during the Second World War, and having taken notice of so much disarray in the culture around him, he set himself to make music that would, out of chaos, speak."--Jacket
The new Penguin dictionary of music by Paul Griffiths( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 508 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."--Jacket
New sounds, new personalities : British composers of the 1980s in conversation with by Paul Griffiths( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A concise history of western 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 progressThe New Grove Second Viennese school : Schoenberg, Webern, BergGyörgy LigetiThe sea on fire : Jean BarraquéThe new Penguin dictionary of music
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