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Sound Within Sound: Opening Our Ears to the Twentieth Century

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Sound Within Sound is the impassioned and exhilarating story of the composers who dared to challenge the conventional world of classical music in the twentieth century.

Traversing the globe from Ethiopia and the Philippines to Mexico, Jerusalem, Russia and beyond, journalist, critic and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Kate Molleson focuses on ten figures who altered the course of musical history, only to be sidelined and denied recognition during an era that systemically favoured certain sounds - and certain people - over others.

A celebration of radical creativity rooted in ideas of protest, gender, race, ecology and resistance, Sound Within Sound is an energetic reappraisal of twentieth-century classical music that shatters the traditional canon.

Hardback, 256 pages.