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Aaron Copland, his work and contribution to American music

Author: Julia Smith
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., ©1955.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Julia Smith, in this book, has combined a wealth of biographical information with an illuminating study of Copland's music and writings to form an indispensable study of the composer's place in contemporary music." -- Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Julia, 1905-1989.
Aaron Copland, his work and contribution to American music.
New York, Dutton, 1955
(OCoLC)636660270
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Smith
OCLC Number: 3651975
Notes: "List of musical works": pages 299-311, "Critical works": pages 319-322.
Description: 336 pages : portrait, music ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
Preliminaries --
The background, childhood, and early music study of Aaron Copland - Brooklyn (1900-1917) --
The years of study with Goldmark - Manhattan (1917-1921) --
The years of study in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and other European influences (1921-1924) --
First style period (french-jazz) - New York, Boston, Peterborough, Europe, the American west (1924-1929) --
Second style period (abstract) - American, Europe, Africa, Mexico (1929-1935) - Third style period (American folksong) - introduction to chapters VI, VII, VIII (1934-1955) --
Third style period (American folksong) - Gebrauchsmusik American style: music for American youth - exotic travel souvenirs - radio commissions (1935-1944) --
Third style period (American folksong) - Gebrauchsmusik American style: theater works: ballets - music for plays and films - opera (1931-1955) --
Third style period (American folksong) - The patriotic and absolute works (1939-1955) --
Critical works and influence (1924-1955) --
Addendum. "Pointillism" applied to muisc --
Appendix I. List of musical works and addresses of publishers --
Appendix II. List of recordings --
Appendix III. List of critical works --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Julia Smith.

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"Julia Smith, in this book, has combined a wealth of biographical information with an illuminating study of Copland's music and writings to form an indispensable study of the composer's place in contemporary music." -- Jacket.

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