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The Ellington century

Author: David Schiff
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Breaking down walls between musical genres that are usually discussed separately--classical, jazz, and popular--this book offers a compelling new, integrated view of twentieth-century music. Placing Duke Ellington (1899-1974) at the center of the story, David Schiff explores music written during the composer's lifetime in terms of such broad ideas as rhythm, melody, and harmony. He shows how composers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Music
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Schiff
ISBN: 9780520245877 0520245873
OCLC Number: 747331948
Description: xiv, 319 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Blue light": color --
"Cotton tail": rhythm --
"Prelude to a kiss": melody --
"Satin doll": harmony --
"Warm valley": love --
Black, brown, and beige: history --
"Heaven": God.
Series Title: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Responsibility: David Schiff.

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Breaking down walls between genres - classical, jazz, and popular, this book offers an integrated view of twentieth-century music. It demonstrates how Duke Ellington's music is as vital to musical  Read more...

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"'The Ellington Century' redefines the Duke's place in American music... It's a must-read for music students and enthusiasts." -- David Stabler The Oregonian "Schiff makes you yearn to be a part of Read more...

 
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