2nd Edition

Dictionary of American Classical Composers

By Neil Butterworth Copyright 2005
    564 Pages 224 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Dictionary of American Classical Composers covers over 650 composers active from the 18th century to today. Covering all classical styles, it offers the most comprehensive overview of key composers in the United States available.

    Entries include basic biographical information and critical analysis of each composer's key works and ideas. Entries also include worklists and bibliographic information. Whenever possible, the entries will have been checked by the composers themselves to assure greatest possible accuracy. This new edition, completely updated and expanded from the 1984 edition, also includes over 200 historic photographs.

    Table of ContentsIntroduction to the First EditionIntroduction to the Second EditionPhoto AcknowledgementsThe Entries: A to ZAppendix: Teaches and PupilsBibliographyIndex


    Author Neil Butterworth, a recognized composer, is past Chair of the Dept. of Music at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He resides in Scotland.

    "Give(s) a weath of information... unique among current music reference sources... a worthwhile addition to any college or university library supporting a music program." -- RBB/Booklist
    "Important addition to music reference collections... This is an authoritative, valuable dictionary...Essential." -- Choice
    "The volume is a vital reference source, as it includes ready information such as biographical data, educational background, analysis of the composers' major works and typical style of composition, and much more. The Dictionary of American Classical Composers is highly recommended for inclusion in reference divisions of university and public libraries." -- American Reference Books Annual