Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pseudonymity in Music

There are numerous examples of musicians using different names for different purposes. For example Fritz Kreisler composed dozens of pieces for violin which he ascribed to various 18th-century composers. In 1935 Kreisler finally admitted the hoax, and today the pieces are part of the standard violin repertoire. Learn more in the reference book, Musical AKAs: Assumed Names and Sobriquets of Composers, Songwriters, Librettists, Lyricists, Hymnists, and Writers on Music. Con Ref ML105.D76 2007