Books

Twentieth-Century Classical Music

Fiona Maddocks

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES.

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How did modern classical music develop over the 20th Century?

What enabled women to get their music performed in the early 1900s?

Which classical composers borrowed from jazz?

How did composers respond to politics and war?


DISCOVER the stories behind Mahler's, Symphony No. 5 (1901-2), Ullman's Piano Sonata No. 7 (1944), Bernstein's West Side Story (1957), as well as learn about minimalism, jazz, swing, opera . . .

AND UNDERSTAND TWENTIETH CENTURY CLASSICAL MUSIC.

Discover the answers and more inside Fiona Maddocks' Twentieth Century Classical Music, the thrilling and accessible account that explains what happened throughout the 20th century, who the key composers were and what influenced them to write what they did?

Biography

Fiona Maddocks is the classical music critic of The Observer. Her books include Hildegard of Bingen, Wild Tracks: Harrison Birtwistle and Music for Life.