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The American Symphony by Neil Butterworth
The American Symphony by Neil Butterworth
Overall this book offers a good general introduction to a huge and wide ranging topic. Given its breadth to have any great detail would need something much much larger. The book is split between some brief biographical information and then a substantial list of American composers who wrote Symphonies or Sinfonia's (though a question if the latter is relevant, though terminology is not clearly defined in the text of what is in and out). A final selection of then current recordings is also provided.

However, in general terms this is a very basic book with little insights into the American Symphonies or its composers. As a listing of Symphonies it is more interesting though there… Read more

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