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Colin McPhee Composer in Two Worlds

by Carol J. Oja

Part of the Music in American Life Series

Colin McPhee Composer in Two Worlds Synopsis

A pioneer among American composers who turned to the island of Bali for inspiration. This study traces his life, his influences on fellow musicians, and his struggles as a composer.

Colin McPhee Composer in Two Worlds Press Reviews

Oja's study of the composer's life and work is careful, well-written, sympathetic yet objective. -- F. Goossen, Choice ... a strong and necessary argument for the reconsideration of McPhee's work as a composer. -- Larry Polansky, Ethnomusicology Carol Oja has recounted his story with outstanding thoroughness and sensitivity... McPhee's legacy is a small body of specialized work, creative and scholarly, that suggested new paths in the music of this century. It deserved--indeed, awaited--the full and well-balanced study Oja has given it. -- John Beckwith, American Music

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252071805
Publication date: 26th February 2004
Author: Carol J. Oja
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 376 pages
Categories: Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups,

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