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Books and articles by and about American composers and their operas

usopera.com recommends:

American Opera
The standard modern work on opera in the United States.

Benser & Urrows

Randall Thompson: A Bio-Bibliography

Greenwood Press 1991

Peter Schickele

The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach, 1807-1742

Random House 1998

Gunther Schuller

Musings: The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller

Da Capo 1986

Norbert Carnovale

Gunther Schuller: A Bio-Bibliography: The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller

Greenwood Publishing 1987

Kenneth Kreitner

Robert Ward: A Bio-Bibliography

Greenwood Press 1988

K. Robert Schwartz: Incidental Music (pp. 28-29, 69)


Opera News

September, 1995

Obituary: Paul Bowles (p. 91)


The Economist

November 27, 1999

Still, Dabrishus, & Quin

William Grant Still: A Bio-Bibliography

Greenwood Publishing 1996

Beverly Soll

I Dream a World: The Operas of William Grant Still

University of Arkansas Press 2005

Robert J. Garofalo

Frederick Shepherd Converse (1871-1940): his life and music (Composers of North America, No. 14)

Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, N.J. 1994

Adrienne Fried Block

Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian

Oxford University Press 2000

Robert Sandia: A Little Bit Country (p. 20)


Opera News

March, 1995

Frederik Prausnitz

Roger Sessions: How a Difficult Composer Got That Way

Oxford University Press 2002

Andrea Olmstead, ed.

The Correspondence of Roger Sessions

Northeastern University Press 1997

Roger Sessions

Roger Sessions on Music: Collected Essays

Princeton University Press 1979

Edward Ellsworth Hipsher

American Opera and its Composers (out of print)

Da Capo 1978

Elise K. Kirk

American Opera

University of Illinois Press 2005

Ken Smith

Fate! Luck! Chance!: Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace, and the Making of The Bonesetter's Daughter

Chronicle Books 2008

Peter Wynne: Return of the Native (p. 28)


Opera News

January 6, 1996