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Author: Susan Key; Larry Rothe; Michael Tilson Thomas; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Symphony ; Berkeley, Calif. : Published in cooperation with the University of California Press, ©2001.
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"In American Mavericks: Visionaries Pioneers, Iconoclasts, some of this country's foremost commentators offer viewpoints on the spectrum of 20th-century music in the United States. Based on the San Francisco Symphony's American Mavericks festival, conceived by Michael Tilson Thomas and presented under his direction in June 2000, this book offers perspectives on the lives and works of composers featured in that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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American mavericks.
San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Symphony ; Berkeley, Calif. : Published in cooperation with the University of California Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)635506417
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Key; Larry Rothe; Michael Tilson Thomas; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
ISBN: 0520233050 9780520233058 0520233042 9780520233041
OCLC Number: 48236317
Notes: Essays by Alan Rich, Michael Broyles, and Michael Tilson Thomas, and chapters on individual composers, chiefly based on program notes from The San Francisco Symphony's American Mavericks festival held June 7-24, 2000.
Accompanying sound disc contains excerpts from the festival performances, including spoken introductions and conversations between Michael Tilson Thomas and several of the represented composers.
Performer(s): San Francisco Symphony.
Description: ix, 150 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 31 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The American maverick tradition / by Alan Rich --
The maverick and the public / by Michael Broyles --
Search for the modern: early 20th-century mavericks : Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, Edgard Varèse, Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford Seeger / James M. Keller, Michael Steinberg, Susan Key --
Finding an American sound : Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland / Grover Sales, Michael Steinberg --
New sources of musical sound: technology and the junkyard : George Antheil, Conlon Nancarrow, Lou Harrison, John Cage / Paul D. Lehrman, John Adams, Michael Steinberg, James M. Keller --
Control and beyond: the postwar avant-garde : John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Milton Babbitt, Lukas Foss / Michael Steinberg, James M. Keller, Susan Key --
Mixed voices: the '60s generation : Terry Riley, Steve Reich, John Adams, David Del Tredici, Meredith Monk, Frank Zappa, Steven Mackey / John Adams, K. Robert Schwarz, Michael Steinberg, James M. Keller, Paul Attinello, Susan Key, Steven Mackey --
Music for an evolving world / by Michael Tilson Thomas. CD. Quarter-tone piano piece no. 2, allegro / Charles Ives --
Michael Tilson Thomas and Lou Harrison in conversation, June 9, 2000 --
Opening of Piano concerto / Henry Cowell --
Opening of Ballet mécanique / George Antheil --
Lou Harrison introducing his Concerto for organ with percussion orchestra --
Allegro from Concerto for organ with percussion orchestra / Lou Harrison --
Michael Tilson Thomas introducing Cage's Credo in Us --
Credo in Us / John Cage --
Michael Tilson Thomas introducing Feldman's Piece for 4 pianos --
Piece for 4 pianos / Morton Feldman --
Michael Tilson Thomas and Lukas Foss in conversation, June 9, 2000 --
Michael Tilson Thomas and Lukas Foss in conversation, June 9, 2000 --
Michael Tilson Thomas and John Adams in conversation, June 21, 2000 --
Michael Tilson Thomas and David Del Tredici in conversation, June 16, 2000 --
Opening of Adventures underground / David Del Tredici --
Meredith Monk on her stylistic development, June 9, 2000 --
Michael Tilson Thomas and Steven Mackey in conversation, June 20, 2000 --
Intrigue from Tuck and Roll / Steven Mackey.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Key and Larry Rothe.
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"In American Mavericks: Visionaries Pioneers, Iconoclasts, some of this country's foremost commentators offer viewpoints on the spectrum of 20th-century music in the United States. Based on the San Francisco Symphony's American Mavericks festival, conceived by Michael Tilson Thomas and presented under his direction in June 2000, this book offers perspectives on the lives and works of composers featured in that groundbreaking celebration of the American avant-garde."--Jacket.

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