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American pioneers : Ives to Cage and beyond

Author: Alan Rich
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1995.
Series: 20th-century composers.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American Pioneers presents a survey of that peculiarly American innovatory spirit as manifest in the nation's music. On the east coast, early in the twentieth century, this spirit was captured by Charles Ives (whose music lay virtually ignored and unperformed until the world caught up with him, forty years later). On the west coast, Henry Cowell and John Cage encountered similar critical resistance. Their pioneering
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rich, Alan.
American pioneers.
London : Phaidon, 1995
(OCoLC)652322070
Named Person: Charles Ives; Edgard Varèse; Henry Cowell; John Cage
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Rich
ISBN: 0714831735 9780714831732
OCLC Number: 35830885
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 240 p. : ill., facsims., music, ports. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
Charles Ives --
Edgard Varèse --
Henry Cowell --
John Cage --
New sources, new sounds.
Series Title: 20th-century composers.
Responsibility: by Alan Rich.

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American Pioneers presents a survey of that peculiarly American innovatory spirit as manifest in the nation's music. On the east coast, early in the twentieth century, this spirit was captured by Charles Ives (whose music lay virtually ignored and unperformed until the world caught up with him, forty years later). On the west coast, Henry Cowell and John Cage encountered similar critical resistance. Their pioneering flair was an act of defiance: Americans throwing off the shackles of European tradition and inventing a new language, seeking to redefine what could or could not be embraced by the term 'music'.

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.

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