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The American Stravinsky : the style and aesthetics of Copland's new American music, the early works, 1921-1938

Author: Gayle Minetta Murchison
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2012.
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Aaron Copland created a distinctively American style in works for a diversity of genres and mediums, including ballet, opera, and film. This book analyzes selected works to discern the specific  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Igor Stravinsky; Aaron Copland; Igor Stravinsky; Aaron Copland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gayle Minetta Murchison
ISBN: 9780472099849 0472099841 9780472069842 0472069845
OCLC Number: 779272883
Description: xviii, 285 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Scherzo humoristique (Cat and mouse) : Copland's American Petrushka and his debt to Stravinsky --
Boulanger and compositional maturity --
Popular music and jazz : authentic or Ersatz? --
Paris and jazz : French neoclassicism and the new modern American music --
Back in the United States : popular music, jazz, and the new American music --
European influence beyond Stravinsky and les Six : Hába and Schoenberg --
Toward a new national music during the 1930s : Copland's populism, accessible style, and folk and popular music --
Copland's journey left --
"Folk" music and the popular front : El salón México --
Billy the Kid --
A vision for American music --
Responsibility: Gayle Murchison.
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