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Scores to Settle
Stories of the Struggle to Create Great Music
366 miniature true tales spanning five centuries of classical music.
Scores to Settle brings classical music to life through stories about the struggle to create and perform it. Following Grace Notes for a Year, Norman Gillilandís popular earlier book of musical anecdotes, Scores to Settle brings together 366 brief true stories ranging from the inspirational to the burlesque, all of them illuminating the musical experience for composers, musicians, and listeners.
Among the hundreds of musicians discussed in Scores to Settle are: Robert and Clara Schumann, Grieg, Mozart, Rossini, Sousa, Haydn, Johann Strauss, Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Liszt, Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Piazzolla, Bach, Debussy, Schoenberg, Berlioz, Ives, Handel, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Horowitz, Ravel, Karajan, Wagner, Stravinsky, Casals, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Elgar, Webern, Richard Strauss, Saint-SaŽns, Lloyd Webber, Menotti, Weill, Bruckner, Mahler, DvorŠk, Te Kanawa, Brahms, Perlman, Salerno-Sonnenberg, Leinsdorf, Solti, Sullivan, Toscanini, Rachmaninoff, Joplin, Chopin, and Paderewski.
Norman Gilliland has hosted classical music radio broadcasts since 1977. He is the creator of the radio feature Grace Notes, which airs daily on many public radio stations nationwide. He is the author of Scores to Settle, Midnight Catch, and an historical novel, Sand Mansions. He lives in Middleton, Wisconsin.
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400 pp. 6 x 9
Paper $21.95 t
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