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A collection of essays on the music of Brahms, a reflection by conductor Kent Nagano on the relevance of classical music today, thoughts on teaching music by pianist Susan Tomes, an analysis on George Harrison's contribution to the music of The Beatles, and the influence of jazz on the music of Leonard Bernstein.
The memoir of Zuzana Růžičková, Holocaust survivor and harpsichordist; Charles-Marie Widor's thoughts on organ performance practice and technique; a discussion of the role of background sounds in the experience of life; a history of British musical theatre; and books on Madonna, Radiohead, and The Beatles.
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Now available in paperback, Stephen Walsh's thought-provoking biography, told partly through the events of Debussy's life, and partly through a critical discussion of his works, addresses issues of modernism in the music of one of the most influential composers of the early twentieth century.