?This new member of Greenwood's "Bio-Bibliographies in Music" fills a gap in reference by providing, in one volume, bibliographic access to a wealth of scattered materials. No previous in-depth treatment of Foss exists, despite his fame and obvious importance to American music. Perone has, however, unearthed an impressive amount of writing about Foss in the form of reviews, articles in newspapers, periodicals, and books. The annotations are informative and, in the "Works and Performances" section, provide quotes of reviews. This allows the reader to obtain a quick, but quite thorough overview of Foss's critical reception over the years as well as critical reactions to individual works. The biographical statement provides an excellent overview of the major events in Foss's life and career. Since Foss worked closely with the author in the preparation of this book it is all the more valuable and will be a most welcome addition to music reference literature. Highly recommended for college and university libraries and larger public libraries with music collections.?-Choice
Perone's bio-bibliography covers Foss as composer, author, conductor, and performer. This single comprehensive source includes biographical information, bibliographical citations, reviews of compositions, and other useful information.