by Lucy Miller Murray
Forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield, April 2015

In Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners, Lucy Miller Murray transforms her decades of program notes for some of the world's most distinguished artists and presenters into a chamber music primer for listeners. Covering over 500 works, Murray surveys in clear and simple language the historical and musical impact of some 130 composers—20 of them living. Of special interest are the brief contributions focused on performance or special knowledge from well-known figures in the world of chamber music.*

*Special contributors:
Charles Abramovic • James Bonn • Michael Brown
Eugene Drucker • James Dunham • Daniel Epstein
Ralph Evans • Jeremy Gill • Jake Heggie
Paul Katz • Humbert Lucarelli • Stuart Malina
Robert Martin • Peter Orth • Jann Pasler
Susan Salm • David Shifrin • Peter Sirotin/Ya-Ting Chang
Arnold Steinhardt • Kenneth Woods • David Yang • Phillip Ying


Lucy Miller Murray’s articles on music have been published in Chamber Music magazine, the national publication of Chamber Music America, in Philadelphia Music Makers, in the American Music Center’s online publication, New Music Box, and in the publications of ACMP (Associated Chamber Music Players).


Her fiction has appeared in Prism International and Phase and received awards from WITF, Central Pennsylvania’s National Public Radio affiliate. 

In 2010, composers Jeremy Gill, Jake Heggie and Paul Moravec (2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music) set a selection of Lucy Miller Murray’s poetry to songs for Sarah Wolfson, winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. READ MORE

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