Latin American Classical Composers

A Biographical Dictionary

Edited by Miguel Ficher, Martha Furman Schleifer, John M. Furman

Hardback - £109.00

Publication date:

16 October 2002

Length of book:

672 pages


Scarecrow Press

ISBN-13: 9780810845176

Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition of Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary presents expanded and updated coverage of its topic with an aim to be comprehensive. The authors have conducted exhaustive research to fill in gaps and correct minor errors in the first edition, adding young composers and documenting deaths since 1996, when the first edition appeared. Hundreds of composers are represented in this volume, which presents biographical data, including dates of birth and death, personal information about composers' background and training, and a selective listing of each composer's works. Sources for further study are noted within each entry. An index of composers by country rounds out this work.
Review of previous edition: ...opens up the realm of usual discourse concerning classical and contemporary music to include those who are not Euroamerican.....