'Smoothly executed. The chapter on Cage may well be the best introduction to his thought and work in English.' (Gramophone)
'... has a subtle but insistently inquiring approach to biography and details of artistic development. Alan Rich sets out the facts on early-20th-century music with clarity as well as providing a succinct summary of the background of the rise of concert music in the cultured urban classes if the west coast in the 19th century.' (Musical Times)
'As a series, Phaidon's 20th Century Composers
has brought remarkable variety and a welter of information, both necessary and delightfully trivial. Intended both for the general reader and for the more enthusiatically musical...' (The Scotsman)
About the Author
Alan Rich is an American critic with a passion for contemporary music. He writes for the Los Angeles Weekly
and is author of a number of books and a series of interactive music programs for computers.