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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
London : Phaidon, 1995
|Named Person:||Charles Ives; Edgard Varèse; Henry Cowell; John Cage|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||240 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits ; 22 cm.|
Charles Ives --
Edgard Varèse --
Henry Cowell --
John Cage --
New sources, new sounds.
|Series Title:||20th-century composers.|
|Responsibility:||by Alan Rich.|
No single book to date has concentrated on this particularly rebellious trend in American music. American Pioneers investigates the life and work of the major American innovators - including Carl Ruggles, Edgard Varese, Harry Partch, Colin McPhee, Lou Harrison and members of America's youngest composing generation - revealing the colourful and often idiosyncratic nature of these characters, and focusing on the peculiarly American quality of their artistic motivation.