From Library Journal
This is a reprint of the enormously popular 1957 edition of Copland's guide to music. There is no new text by Copland, only a new introduction by composer William Schuman, which is more an encomium to the "Dean of American Music." In large measure, the book owes its success to its simple, jargon-free language and engaging style. One wishes, though, that Copland might have added an assessment of the musical scene of the past 30 years. The bibliography has not been updated and is thus virtually useless, with the most recent entry 1955. Nonetheless, the book remains an excellent guide for the novice. Larry Lipkis, Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, Pa.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
aOne of the most helpful, sensible, and enjoyable discourses on the subject ever published.a
a"Victor Record Review"
aBy far the best thing of its kind yet to appear.a
?One of the most helpful, sensible, and enjoyable discourses on the subject ever published.?
?"Victor Record Review"
?By far the best thing of its kind yet to appear.?