A survey of modern music through brief critiques of its leading proponents. Each musician is represented through a short biography, a personal note, his own definition of his music, and finally an appraisal and summary of his work. Among the leading composers included are Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Ravel, Delius, Elgar, Prokovief, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, Copland, Shostakovich, Gershwin. A useful book for reference. Will include a complete bibliography, list of recordings, etc. Should be useful for music teachers, schools, public and school libraries.