Grolman (music, Frostburg State U.) presents a bio-bibliography of contemporary composer Joan Tower. Following a biography of the composer that spans from her family history to her work with the Da Capo Chamber Players and her current career, an analysis of her musical voice is provided, including her compositional aesthetic and process and ideas about feminism and musical citizenship. Her compositions are listed by genre, with date of publication, duration, dedication and commissioning information, and premieres and selected performances, if available. The final section consists of brief reflections from many of her peers. A discography that includes both commercial and noncommercial recordings is provided. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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This volume examines the life and work of the composer Joan Tower, offering a detailed biography, musical analysis, a complete bibliography of musical works, a discography, and reflections from peers such as Zubin Mehta and Leonard Slatkin about one of the world's most admired and celebrated composers.
the comprehensive bio-bibliography
Tower's musical voice
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From the critics
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