Saturday, August 22, 2009

About Forty Years Ago Pan Cogito Was Given As A Birthday Gift A Two-Volume Encyclopedia Of Great Composers And Their Music

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..."[These two volumes] basically are about the foremost composers of the past and present (seventy-eight in number) and their music. Here will be found exhaustive biographies [sic] not only of the giant figures but also of secondary composers about whom biographical and critical material is not so readily accessible; thirty contemporaries are included in the gallery of composers, among them seven representative Americans." ...

Milton Cross and David Ewen "Milton Cross's Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and their Music" New Revised Edition 1962 Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Photo credit: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA. [1935]


Happy Birthday, P.


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