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Hess, Carol A.

Overview
Works: 12 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 3,689 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Discography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML410.F215, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Carol A Hess
Sacred passions : the life and music of Manuel de Falla by Carol A Hess( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography offers a fresh understanding of the life and work of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946), recognised as the greatest composer in the Spanish cultural renaissance that extended from the latter part of the nineteenth century until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The biography incorporates recent research of Falla while drawing on untapped sources in the Falla archives, re-evaluates Falla's work in terms of current issues in musicology, and considers Falla's accomplishments in their historical and cultural contexts
Manuel de Falla and modernism in Spain, 1898-1936 by Carol A Hess( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrique Granados : a bio-bibliography by Carol A Hess( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrique Granados (1867-1916) was one of the first modern Spanish composers to achieve international recognition. During a 1916 visit to the United States his opera Goyescas was premiered by the Metropolitan Opera and his symphonic poem, Dante, by the Chicago Symphony. Granados was also especially admired in Paris, where he knew Saint-Saens, d'Indy, and Faure. He had composed a remarkable body of work and was also at the height of his career as a concert pianist at his untimely death while a passenger on a torpedoed British ship.''The biographical study, the first in English, draws on primary sources in English, Spanish, French, Catalan, and other languages. This material is carefully documented in the extensive annotated bibliography along with contemporaneous and recent analytical studies and other sources. Granados's oeuvre presents cataloging problems due to his habit of reworking pieces, long-delayed publication, and arbitrary opus numbers. In the Works and Performances section, however, every effort has been made to offer publication dates, manuscript locations, and information on premieres. Representative arrangements of his works by other composers are also given. An appendix classifies the works by scoring. A selective discography is also provided, and all parts of the volume are fully cross-referenced and indexed. Granados is placed in the context of the international artistic scene at the turn of the century, and a chronology notes related events
Representing the good neighbor : music, difference, and the Pan American dream by Carol A Hess( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream, Carol A. Hess investigates the reception of Latin American art music in the US during the twentieth century. Hers is the first study to probe Latin American art music in relation to Pan Americanism, or the idea that the American nations are bound by common aspirations. Under the Good Neighbor policy, crafted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to cement hemispheric solidarity amid fears of European fascism, Latin American art music flourished and US critics applauded it as "universal." During the Cold War, however, this repertory assumed a very different status. While the United States supported Latin American military dictators to assuage fears that communism would overwhelm the hemisphere, musical works were increasingly objectified through essentializing adjectives such as "exotic," distinctive," or "national"--through the filter of difference. Hess explores this phenomenon by tracking the reception in the United States of the so-called Big Three: Carlos Chávez (Mexico), Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), and Alberto Ginastera (Argentina). She also evaluates several important US composers and critics-Copland, Thomson, Rosenfeld, and others-in relation to Pan Americanism, and offers a new interpretation of a work about Latin America by US composer Fredric Rzewski, 36 Variations on "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" Whether discussing works performed in modern music concerts of the 1920s, at the 1939 World's Fair, the inauguration of the New York State Theater in 1966, or for the US Bicentennial, Hess illuminates ways in which North-South relations continue to inform our understanding of Latin American art music today. As the first book to examine in detail the critical reception of Latin American music in the United States, Representing the Good Neighbor promises to be a landmark in the field of American music studies, and will be essential reading for students and scholars of music in the US and Latin America during the twentieth-century. It will also appeal to historians studying US-Latin America relations, as well as general readers interested in the history of American music. [Publisher description]
Self, circumstance, and the pursuit of perfection : the life and music of Manuel de Falla by Carol A Hess( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some autobiographical overtones in Brahm's "Rinaldo" by Carol A Hess( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Als wahres volles Menschenbild" : Brahm's "Rinaldo" and autobiographical allusion by Carol A Hess( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Silvestre Revueltas in Republican Spain : music as political utterance by Carol A Hess( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Copland in Argentina : Pan Americanist politics, folklore, and the crisis in modern music by Carol A Hess( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Score and word : writing about music by Carol A Hess( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Representing the Good Neighbor Music by Carol A Hess( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvestre Revueltas in republican Spain : music as political utterance by Carol A Hess( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (55)

Covers
Manuel de Falla and modernism in Spain, 1898-1936Enrique Granados : a bio-bibliographySelf, circumstance, and the pursuit of perfection : the life and music of Manuel de Falla