Karel Husa: A Bio-bibliography

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 162 pages
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Karel Husa is a Czechoslovakian-American composer and educator who has made important contributions to modern musical literature. Especially well known for his compositions for wind band, Husa is also in constant demand as a guest conductor and lecturer throughout the musical world. This volume provides a complete guide to his compositions and to recordings of his work, together with a full bibliography.

Following a brief biography is a list of Husa's compositions, arranged by genre. Each entry includes the date of composition, duration of the work, and the performance medium, as well as details relating to the commission, premiere, and publication. The discography of commercially produced recordings of Husa's music is arranged alphabetically and supplies information on label and label number, date of issue, contents, and performers. The bibliography is comprehensive, listing writings by and about Husa and annotating each work cited. Systematic cross-referencing is used throughout the book. A convenient resource for musicians and musicologists, this bio-bibliography is an appropriate choice for music and academic libraries.

 

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Contents

Works and Performances
19
WORKS FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
20
WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA
24
WORKS FOR BAND
30
WORKS FOR SOLO VOICE OR CHORUS
33
ARRANGEMENTS
35
Discography
37
Bibliography
43
WRITINGS ABOUT HUSA
45
Alphabetical List of Compositions
145
Chronological List of Compositions
149
Index
153
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Page 6 - Like his previous compositions, this work was neodassic in style. ... in the early works . . . one finds carefully worked-out motives and phrase relationships, and neoclassical tonal implications. This concern for pitch detail and formal balance has stayed with Husa throughout his musical development and has been one of the reasons for his music's cohesiveness.
Page 5 - By now, Husa's development was such that he was referred to as "one of the greatest hopes of Czech...
Page 9 - World Music Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, held in Cologne during the summer of 1960.
Page 10 - It is a truly impressive achievement, the expression of one of the most interestingly human— and humane— musical minds in this...

About the author (1991)

SUSAN HAYES HITCHENS is Music Librarian at the University of Kansas.

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