Multcolib Research Picks: Writings by Contemporary Composers
Annotation:"In a surprising contrast with the exuberance of his music...his letters are often short, almost bare. The explanation may well be found in an aside in a letter to his wife: 'you know very well that I hate writing letters.'"
Annotation:"It is the tiny hints, by the occasional remarks in the letters, about what things meant to Bartok that are so rewarding..." - from the preface by Sir Michael Tippett
Annotation:"Bitter Music" is a collection of essays, beginning with the journal of his years as a transient during the Great Depression, with musical passages written about his experiences.
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Autobiography, letters, and interviews by composers of the 20th century to the present, selected from books in the Multnomah County Central Library. Find more titles in the call number ranges of 780.92.
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