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Henry Cowell : a man made of music

Author: Joel Sachs
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as Sachs shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. He worked tirelessly to create organizations such as the highly influential New Music  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Cowell; Henry Cowell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Sachs
ISBN: 9780195108958 0195108957 9780190227920 0190227923
OCLC Number: 149136921
Description: xvii, 600 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Of the three ladies, Henry, and some others --
pt. 1. Child to man --
pt. 2. International ultramodernist virtuoso --
pt. 3. The frenetic years --
pt. 4. Four endless years --
pt. 5. Life resumes --
pt. 6. World traveler.
Responsibility: Joel Sachs.
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Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music is the first complete biography of one of the most innovative figures in twentieth-century American music. It explores in detail the complexities and impact of his  Read more...

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gorgeously written ... each page seemingly revealing a nugget of information that history was hitherto reluctant to divulge. Philip Clark, Gramophone

 
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