Louise Talma: A Life in Composition [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sarah B. Dorsey, Head of the Harold Schiffman Music Library (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Louise Talma: A Life in Composition. By Kendra Preston Leonard. Farnham, Surrey, Eng.: Ashgate, 2014. [xii, 263 p. ISBN 9781472416438 (hardcover); ISBN 9781472416445, 9781472416452 (e-book), $109.95.] Music examples, appendix, bibliography, discography, index.

It is high time for a book about Louise Talma (1906–1996), the pioneering American composer, pianist, and pedagogue. Talma remains one of our foremost American composers of the twentieth century. Hers is a story that could easily have been lost, but Kendra Preston Leonard has given us an important first in bringing Talma’s tale to the world with Louise Talma: A Life in Composition.

Additional Information

Notes 72, no. 2 (2015): 339-341
Language: English
Date: 2015
book review, Louise Talma, musicology, composer, biography

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