Radie Britain: A Bio-bibliography

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Greenwood Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 158 pages
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"Radie Britain: A Bio-Bibliography" is a concise biography which summarizes the major events in the prolific American composer's life, and describes the conditions under which her singular talent emerged. An in-depth interview with Britain herself gives the opportunity to hear her own personal thoughts on her life, music, and creative philosophy. Walter and Nancy Bailey give an exhaustive list of works and performances, each accompanied by significant information on the work or documented performance. Also included are Britain's compositions for orchestra and band; chamber ensemble; solo piano; piano duets; the harp; chorus and solo voice as well as her stage works. Authorized by Miss Britain and compiled with her help, this is a comprehensive guide to the work of a gifted musician.

A bibliography of Britain's writings concludes the text along with reviews of her performances and other press materials. With its chronological arrangement, this bibliography traces Britain's musical evolution much like a second biography. An index to the entire volume is provided. Both chronological and alphabetical lists of works can be found in the appendixes.

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WALTER B. BAILEY is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

NANCY GISBRECHT BAILEY writes and lectures for Houston Grand Opera and is an instructor for several adult education programs.

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