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Roger Sessions

Composer (28-Dec-1896 — 16-Mar-1985)


Andrea Olmstead. Roger Sessions and His Music. UMI Research Press. 1985. 218pp.

Andrea Olmstead (editor). Conversations with Roger Sessions. Northeastern University Press. 1987. 274pp.

Andrea Olmstead (editor). The Correspondence of Roger Sessions. Northeastern University Press. 1992. 539pp.

Frederik Prausnitz. Roger Sessions: How a "Difficult" Composer Got that Way. Oxford University Press. 2002. 348pp.

Roger Sessions. Reflections on the Music Life in the United States. Merlin Press. 1956. 184pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.605)

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.640)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1329)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.935)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.360)

  9. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.801)

  10. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (p.226)

  11. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.929)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.660)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.448)

  14. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.163)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.82)

  16. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.416)

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