American composers: dialogues on contemporary music

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Indiana University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
..". Strickland's own deep involvement with the works of these composers [is] revealed by the questions and comments he poses in an appreciative, Paterian way. His profound pleasure in these works also leads him to scrutinize and challenge them intimately." -- Publishers Weekly "This is an indispensable book about American music... " -- Fanfare ..". exhilarating... Any of the interviews in American Composers will stimulate your curiosity and appetite."A -- Hungry Mind Review ..". not only engaging, but also a useful representation of the major compositional styles of the 1980s and their corresponding practitioners." -- Notes Philip Glass, Keith Jarrett, Meredith Monk, and eight other active American composers reveal a broad spectrum of musical personalities in these candid, in-depth conversations. Witty and articulate, their remarks convey the great vitality, diversity, and distinctiveness of today's American music.

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