The Muse That Sings

The Muse That Sings : Composers Speak about the Creative Process

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A collection of interviews with 25 various American composers, born between 1930 and 1960, who explain how they think in sound, mould musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic creations to the printed page.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 161.5 x 240.3 x 161.5mm | 539.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195127072
  • 9780195127072

Review quote

McCutchan's approachable, non-specialist book provides necessarily open-ended and ambiguous glimpses into the ineffable mysteries of musical composition. * Tom Service, BBC Music Magazine, Oct 2000. *show more

About Ann McCutchan

Award-winning fine arts writer Ann McCutchan is also the author of Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute (1994). She is a Lecturer in the School of Music at the University of Texas.show more

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