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Deems Taylor : a biography

Author: James A Pegolotti
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A composer, critic, author, and rad personality, (Joseph) Deems Taylor (1885-1966) was one of the most influential figures in American culture from the 1920s through the 1940s. A self-taught composer, the New York City native wrote such pieces as the orchestral suite Through the Looking Glass and the acclaimed operas The King's Henchman and Peter Ibbetson, the first commissions ever offered by the Metropolitan
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pegolotti, James A.
Deems Taylor.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2003
(OCoLC)639446480
Named Person: Deems Taylor; Deems Taylor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Pegolotti
ISBN: 1555535879 9781555535872
OCLC Number: 51818575
Description: xxii, 410 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1885-1906: the early years of (Joseph) Deems Taylor --
1906-1916: the emergence of Taylor as composer and writer --
1916-1919: the war years --
1920-1921: the theater beckons again --
1921-1922: Taylor becomes the music critic of the New York World --
The World years: 1922-1923 --
The World Years: 1923-1924 --
The World years: 1924-1925 --
1925-1927: the King's Henchman --
1927-1931: the road to Peter Ibbetson --
1931-1934: rough times after Peter Ibbetson --
1934-1936: Hollywood, Colette d'Arville, and Ramuntcho --
1936-1938: the Philharmonic Intermissions begin --
1938-1940: the Fantasia years --
1940-1942: radio daze --
1942-1945, Part I: ASCAP fades in and Intermissions fade out --
1942-1945, Part II: Taylor as author, father, and composer --
1945-1951: more beginnings and endings --
The 1950s: a life with friends --
The final years.
Responsibility: James A. Pegolotti ; with a foreword by Gerard Schwarz.
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