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Composing a world : Lou Harrison, musical wayfarer

Author: Leta E Miller; Fredric Lieberman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait of an exceptionally beloved pioneer in American music - Lou Harrison. This title features works catalog reflecting compositions completed after 1997 and adds a brief description  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lou Harrison; Lou Harrison
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leta E Miller; Fredric Lieberman
ISBN: 0252071883 9780252071881
OCLC Number: 54455030
Notes: Earlier edition published under title: Lou Harrison. 1998.
Description: xiv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Biography --
West Coast Prelude (1917-1943) --
East Coast Fugue (1943-1953) --
California Toccata (1953-present) --
The Artist's World --
Music and the Dance --
Tuning and Temperament --
Instruments Foraged, Modified, or Invented --
Lou Harrison and East Asian Music --
The Gamelan Ideal: Imagined, Imported, Invented (coauthored with Jonathon Grasse) --
Sounding Off: Music and Politics --
Harrison, Homosexuality, and the Gay World --
Assembling the Pieces: The Compositional Process --
Not Just Music: Criticism, Poetry, Art, and Typography --
List of Interviews --
Lou Harrison's Reviews in the New York Herald Tribune (1944-1947) --
Catalog of the Works of Lou Harrison / Leta E. Miller, Charles Hanson --
Editorial Procedures --
Alphabetical Index by Title --
Index by Medium and Genre --
Lou Harrison: A World Composed (Compact Disc Contents).
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Leta E. Miller, Fredric Lieberman.

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