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Lives in MusicSeries Editor: Robert Kessler
Here the reader will find a collection of critical biographies on a variety of musicians—composers, performers, scholars—each one outstanding for their contributions. Their importance may be as representatives of a national style (Nicole Breton) or of a significant period (Chevalier de Saint George) or of a performing or compositional technique (Hugues Cuenod and Francis Poulenc). These books very often bring out previously unknown but important information about the fascinating lives of the artists of music.
Bob Kessler, Managing Editor of Pendragon Press, has been with the company since its creation in 1977. Previously he had been a songwriter, working for Frank Loesser as a contract writer, having Off-Broadway shows, movie lyrics, TV series, and many recording to his credit. With Claire Brook he founded Pendragon in an effort to make available to the musicological world those book projects which, though worthy, would not otherwise be published. Apparently, this filled a needed lacuna as Pendragon’s backlist is now approaching 400 titles. Bob lives in Hillsdale, New York, with his wife, Janet Lincoln, close by the offices of Pendragon, and looks forward to many years of fruitful labor in the vineyards of scholarship.