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Peyser, Joan

Overview
Works: 92 works in 204 publications in 6 languages and 8,701 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Moderator, Interviewee
Classifications: ML410.B566, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joan Peyser
 
Most widely held works by Joan Peyser
Bernstein : a biography by Joan Peyser( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the career of the conductor and composer, disclosing the controversial nature of his life
The memory of all that : the life of George Gershwin by Joan Peyser( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peyser portrays the songwriter who became a composer, struggling against anti-Semitic and anti-American musical prejudices, suffering with a fatal brain tumor, and maintaining several long-term liaisons with married women
The new music; the sense behind the sound by Joan Peyser( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boulez by Joan Peyser( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and French and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the post-World War II modern music movement through the life of Pierre Boulez, the influential and provacative composer and controversial conductor of the New York Philharmonic
The Orchestra : origins and transformations( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernstein : a biography : revised & updated by Joan Peyser( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Boulez and beyond : music in Europe since The rite of spring by Joan Peyser( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using insights gained from hundreds of hours of interviews with key figures in modern music - including Pierre Boulez, John Cage, and Milton Babbitt - Joan Peyser brings the personalities behind this dramatic musical revolution to life. Then, based on her own expertise and her discussions with rising stars such as Anthony Cornicello and Augusta Read Thomas, she offers her thoughts and predictions about the future of serious music."--Jacket
To Boulez and beyond by Joan Peyser( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Peyser offers a history of twentieth century music through the lives and works of its greatest composers in To Boulez and Beyond. Peyser provides historical context and suggests psychological insight for these masters, including Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern of the Second Viennese School; their immediate ancestors Wagner and Mahler; Rimsky-Korsakov and his pupil Stravinsky; and Hindemith, Bartók, Cowell, and Varèse. Discussing proponents of serialism and twelve-tone technique, as well as those who worked against these styles, the book also considers Berio, Stockhausen, Shostakovich, Babbitt, Copland, Wuorinen, and Cage, among others, describing how and why music moved throughout the 20th century. The largest section of the book is devoted to the life and works of Pierre Boulez. A new preface and a bibliography help to round out this revised and updated edition
Twentieth-century music : the sense behind the sound by Joan Peyser( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of my time by Joan Peyser( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein by Joan Peyser( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Leonard Bernstein
The orchestra : a collection of 23 essays on its origins and transformations( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsodie in Blue : la vie passionnée et tragique de George Gershwin by Joan Peyser( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dévoile certains aspects de la vie de George Gershwin pour ainsi rompre avec l'image aseptisée toujours donnée du compositeur, qu'il s'agisse de sa mère, de son enfance, du mépris dont il fut l'objet, de sa vie sentimentale, de sa passion pour une certaine forme de musique
composer, conductor, enigma by Joan Peyser( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography by Joan Peyser( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mō hitotsu no rapusodi by Joan Peyser( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espoo, Finland, 18 August 1982, to Joan Peyser by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying how much enjoyed meeting her in 1978 and reading her book on Pierre Boulez, asking that The Musical Quarterly be sent to him, mentioning Julian Mitchell-Dawson, G. Schirmer, etc
Stuttgart, 20 December 1982 and 16 February and 19 March 1983, to Joan Peyser by Milko Kelemen( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mostly about his ballet-opera Apocalyptica, mentioning Peyser's book on Boulez, etc
Washington, Conn., 1973-1977 and [n.d], to Joan Peyser by Paul Henry Lang( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Of a social nature, sending family news, discussing her qualifications to become editor of The Musical Quarterly--"with due regard for your accomplishments as a writer dealing with music on the contemporary scene, I don't see how you could be acquainted with the enormous international musicological literature, the bulk of it in German"--, expressing his displeasure at what became of Schirmer after it was "gobbled up" by Macmillan, mentioning Carleton Sprague Smith, Nat[han] Broder, Chris[topher] Hatch, Paul Wittke ("a pleasant fellow, but totally unqualified as scholar or as writer"), [Friedrich] Blume, [Walter] Wiora, [Marc] Pincherle, [Otto] Kinkeldey, [Mario] Di Bonaventura, Dave Boyden, Andy Minor, Karl Vötterle, [Wolfgang] Rehm, etc.; and, in the letter to Murphy, [Vice President of G. Schirmer, Inc.], saying that "You, and your associates now running Schirmer, have a positive genius for alienating and insulting people who have faithfully served the House of Schirmer for decades," asking that his name as Editor Emeritus be removed from The Musical Quarterly, etc
Boulez : Composer, Conductor, Enigma / J. Peyser by Joan Peyser( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gilbert, Joan 1930-2011

パイザー, ジョーン

Languages
English (113)

German (5)

French (4)

Japanese (4)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The memory of all that : the life of George GershwinThe Orchestra : origins and transformationsBernstein : a biography : revised & updatedTo Boulez and beyond : music in Europe since The rite of springTo Boulez and beyondThe music of my timeThe orchestra : a collection of 23 essays on its origins and transformations