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Collection Great Conversations in Music

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Emanuel Ax

Milton Babbitt

Yefim Bronfman

James Conlon

Richard Danielpour

Leon Fleisher

Claude Frank

Pamela Frank

Gary Graffman

Lynn Harrell

Eugene Istomin

Joseph Kalichstein

Jaime Laredo

Lowell Liebermann

Yo-Yo Ma

Zubin Mehta

George Perle

Sharon Robinson

Ned Rorem

Charles Rosen

Mstislav Rostropovich

Arnold Steinhardt

Selected Print Bibliography

  • Ashby, Arved, ed. The Pleasure of Modernist Music: Listening, Meaning, Intention, Ideology. Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press, 2004. ML197.P57 2004
  • Ashley, Susan. Yo-Yo Ma. Milwaukee, Wisc.: World Almanac Library, 2005. ML3930.M11 A85 2005
  • Attanas, John. Yo-Yo Ma: A Life in Music. Evanston, Ill.: J.G. Burke, 2003. ML418.M115 A88 2003
  • Austin, William W. Music in the 20th Century, from Debussy through Stravinsky. New York: W. W. Norton, [1966]. ML197.A9
  • Babbitt, Milton. The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt, edited by Stephen Peles, et al. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ML60.B12 2003
  • Babbitt, Milton. Milton Babbitt: Words about Music, edited by Stephen Dembski and Joseph N. Straus. Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987. ML60.B125 1987
  • Baron, John H. Intimate Music: A History of the Idea of Chamber Music. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1998. ML1100.B36 1998
  • Bekker, Paul. The Story of the Orchestra. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1936. ML1200.B44
  • Berger, Melvin. Guide to Chamber Music. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2001. ML1100.B45 2001
  • Bookspan, Martin, and Yockey, Ross. Zubin: The Zubin Mehta Story. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. ML422.M24 B6
  • Bowles, Paul, and Rorem, Ned. Dear Paul, Dear Ned: The Correspondence of Paul Bowles and Ned Rorem. [S.l.]: Elysium Press, 1997. ML410.B7783 A4 1997
  • Brinkmann, Reinhold, and Wolff, Christoph, eds. "Music of My Future": The Schoenberg Quartets and Trio. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000. ML410.S283 M87 2000
  • Brandt, Nat. Con Brio: Four Russians Called the Budapest String Quartet. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. ML398.B76 1993
  • Campbell, Margaret. The Great Cellists. North Pomfret, Vt.: Trafalgar Square Pub., 1989. ML398.C33 1989
  • Campbell, Margaret. The Great Violinists. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1981. ML398.C35
  • Carse, Adam von Ahn. The Orchestra from Beethoven to Berlioz; a History of the Orchestra in the First Half of the 19th Century, and of the Development of Orchestral Baton-Conduction. Cambridge, England: W. Heffer, [1948]. ML469.C3
  • Chippendale, Lisa A. Yo-Yo Ma: A Cello Superstar Brings Music to the World. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2004. ML3930.M11 C45 2004
  • Cope, David. New Directions in Music. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2001. ML197.C757 2001
  • Cowden, Robert H., comp. Concert and Opera Conductors: A Bibliography of Biographical Materials. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. ML128.B3 C68 1987
  • Cross, Milton, and Ewen, David. The Milton Cross New Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969. ML385.C7 1969
  • Dubal, David. The Art of the Piano: Its Performers, Literature, and Recordings. Pompton Plains, N.J.: Amadeus Press, 2004. ML105.D8 2004
  • Duckworth, William. Talking Music: Conversations with John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers. New York: Da Capo Press, 1999. ML390.D79 1999
  • Ewen, David. Composers of Tomorrow's Music: A Non-Technical Introduction to the Musical Avant-Garde Movement. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980. ML197.E85 1980
  • Ewen, David. History of Popular Music. New York: Barnes and Noble, [1961]. ML2811.E77
  • Ewen, David. Solo Instrumental and Chamber Music: Its Story Told Through the Lives and Works of Its Foremost Composers. New York: F. Watts, 1974. ML460.E9
  • Gaidamovich, Tat'iana Alekseevna. Mstislav Rostropovich. Moscow: "Sov. Kompozitor," 1969. ML418.R77 G3
  • George Perle. [Englewood, N.J.]: MAA, [1987?] ML410.P275 G4 1987
  • George Perle: A Catalog of Works. Boston: E. C. Schirmer, 1991. ML134.P6132 G4 1991
  • Gillespie, John, and Gillespie, Anna. Notable Twentieth-Century Pianists: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. ML397.G45 1995
  • Graffman, Gary. I Really Should Be Practicing. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1981. ML417.G7 A3
  • Griffiths, Paul. The String Quartet. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1983. ML1160.G74 1983
  • Grum-Grzhimailo, T. N. Rostropovich I Ego Sovremenniki: v Legendakh, Byliakh I Dialogakh. Moscow: "Agar," 1997. ML418.R77 G7 1997
  • Hansen, Peter S. An Introduction to Twentieth Century Music. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1961. ML197.H25
  • Headington, Christopher. The Listener's Guide to Chamber Music. New York: Facts on File, 1982. ML1100.h2
  • Howard, John Tasker. Our American Music: Three Hundred Years of It. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1931. ML200.H8
  • Khentova, S. M. Rostropovich. Saint Petersburg: MP PITS "Kul't-inform-press," 1993. ML418.R77 K44 1993
  • Khentova, S. M. Rostropovich–Dirizher (Rostropovich–Conductor). Saint Petersburg: AO "Gosko," 1993. ML418.R77 K4413 1993
  • Kuhn, Laura. Music Since 1900. New York: Schirmer Reference, 2001. ML197.S634 2001
  • Lyle, Wilson. A Dictionary of Pianists. New York: Schirmer Books, 1985. ML105.L9 1985
  • Lynn, Stacey. 21st Century Cellists. San Anselmo, Calif.: String Letter Pub., 2001. ML398.A117 2001
  • Mach, Elyse. Great Pianists Speak for Themselves. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1988. ML397.M28
  • Machlis, Joseph. Introduction to Contemporary Music. New York: W. W. Norton, [1961]. ML197.M11 I5
  • Marcus, Adele. Great Pianists Speak with Adele Marcus. Neptune, N.J.: Paganiniana Publications, 1979. ML397.M34 1979
  • May, Robin. Behind the Baton: A Who's Who of Conductors. London: Muller, 1981. ML105.M44
  • McCalla, James. Twentieth-century Chamber Music. New York: Routledge, 2003. ML1106.M33 2003
  • McDonald, Arlys L. Ned Rorem: A Bio-Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. ML134.R674 M3 1989
  • Mead, Andrew Washburn. An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994. ML410.B066 M4 1994
  • Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya: Russia, Music and Liberty [Conversations with Claude Samuel]. Portland, Oreg.: Amadeus Press, 1995. ML418.R77 A5 1995
  • Noyle, Linda J., ed. Pianists on Playing: Interviews with Twelve Concert Pianists. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1987. ML397.P48 1987
  • Olmstead, Mary. Yo-Yo Ma. Chicago: Raintree, 2005. ML3930.M11 O46 2005
  • Peyser, Joan, ed. The Orchestra: Origins and Transformations. New York: Scribner, 1986. ML1200.O75 1986
  • Pokrovskii, Boris. Kogda Vygoniaiut Iz Bol'shogo Teatra. Moscow: Izd-vo "Artist, Rezhisser, Teatr," 1992. PN2727.P6 1992
  • Perle, George. The Listening Composer. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. ML410.P2925 A3 1990
  • Perle, George. The Right Notes: Twenty-Three Selected Essays by George Perle on Twentieth-Century Music. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1995. ML197.P405 1995
  • Primrose, William. Walk on the North Side: Memoirs of a Violist. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1978. ML418.P84 A3
  • Radice, Mark A. Concert Music of the Twentieth Century: Its Personalities, Institutions, and Techniques. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2003. ML197.R22 2003
  • Raynor, Henry. The Orchestra: A History. New York: Scribner, 1978. ML1200.R33
  • Rorem, Ned. An Absolute Gift: A New Diary. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978. ML410.R693 A25
  • Rorem, Ned. Critical Affairs: A Composer's Journal. New York: G. Braziller, [1970]. ML60.R784 C7
  • Rorem, Ned. The Final Diary, 1961-1972. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, [1974].
  • Rorem, Ned. Knowing When to Stop: A Memoir. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. ML410.R693 A3 1994
  • Rorem, Ned. The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem, 1961-1972. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 2000. ML410.R693 A27 2000
  • Rorem, Ned. Lies: A Diary, 1986-1999. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2000. ML410.R693 A3 2000
  • Rorem, Ned. Music and People. New York: G. Braziller, [1968]. ML60.R784M9
  • Rorem, Ned. Music from Inside Out. New York: G. Braziller, [1967]. MT6.R794 M9
  • Rorem, Ned. The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem, 1973-1985. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1987. ML410.R693 A3 1987
  • Rorem, Ned. A Ned Rorem Reader. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. ML60.R78425 2001
  • Rorem, Ned. The New York Diary. New York: G. Braziller, [1967]. ML410.R693 A29
  • Rorem, Ned. The Paris Diary and the New York Diary, 1951-1961. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998. ML410.R693 A3 1998
  • Rorem, Ned. The Paris of Ned Rorem. New York: G. Braziller, [1966]. ML410.R693 A3
  • Rorem, Ned. Setting the Tone: Essays and a Diary. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. ML410.R693 A33 1983
  • Rorem, Ned. Settling the Score: Essays on Music. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1988]. ML60 .R7845 1988
  • Ruttencutter, Helen Drees. Quartet: A Profile of the Guarneri Quartet. New York: Lippincott & Crowell, 1980. ML398.G83
  • Salzman, Eric. Twentieth-Century Music: An Introduction. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002. ML197.S17 2002
  • Samuel, Claude. Entretiens avec Mstislav Rostropovitch et Galina Vichnevskaia: Sur La Russie, La Musique, La Liberte. Paris: Editions R. Laffont, 1983. ML418.R77 A3 1983
  • Spaeth, Sigmund Gottfried. A History of Popular Music in America. New York: Random House, [1948]. ML2811.S7
  • Steinhardt, Arnold. Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1998. ML398.G835 1998
  • 21st Century Violinists. San Anselmo, Calif.: String Letter Pub., 1999. ML398.A12 1999
  • Watkins, Glenn. Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. ML197.W436 2003
  • Watkins, Glenn. Soundings: Music in the Twentieth Century. New York: Schirmer Books, 1988. ML197.W44 1988
  • Whittall, Arnold. Exploring Twentieth-Century Music: Tradition and Innovation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ML197.W54 2003
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