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|Named Person:||Aaron Copland|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Aaron Copland; Richard Kostelanetz
|Description:||XXXVII, 368 S Notenbeisp|
|Contents:||Part One: The Life of Music, A Note on Young Composers, Music Between the Wars, American Music Since 1930, Influence of Jazz on Modern Music, Opera and Drama, Music in the Movies, Music and Theater, the Composer and Conductor, ASCAP and the Symphonic Composer, A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger; Part Two: Composers and Performers, The Ives case, The Younger Generation of American Composers 1926 - 1959, George Antheil, Leonard Bernstein, In Memory of Mark Blitzstein, Stephan Wolpe, Rosza and Hermann; Part Three: Guggenheim Recommendations, Essays written in support of Guggenheim applicants in music; Part Four: His Own Works, Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, Compositional Phases, Composing for Something Wild, Jazz and Folk Influences 1947-63, Oedipus Rex, Piano Fantasy; Part Five: His Journals and Diaries, From a Composer's Notebook, From a Composer's Journal, Previously Unpublished Diaries|
|Responsibility:||ed., with an introd., by Richard Kostelanetz|
"These aren't just two superb source books about cornerstone figures in American music, they are, themselves, indelible contributions to the very idea of American culture and how it got that way.."