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John Alden Carpenter : a Chicago composer

Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001, ©1995.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st Illinois pbkView all editions and formats
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"With this biography, Howard Pollack restores to the public eye a prolific and gifted artist whom Walter Damrosch called "the most American of our composers."" "Well respected and widely performed during his lifetime, John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951) was one of the first American composers to be influenced by Debussy and Stravinsky and one of the first composers anywhere to incorporate elements of popular song and
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Alden Carpenter; John Alden Carpenter; John Alden Carpenter
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Pollack
ISBN: 0252070143 9780252070143
OCLC Number: 46661891
Notes: "Previously published as Skyscraper lullaby: the life and music of John Alden Carpenter by the Smithsonian Institution Press"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 511 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Other Titles: Skyscraper lullaby
Responsibility: Howard Pollack.

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John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951) was one of the first American composers to be influenced by Debussy and Stravinsky and one of the first composers anywhere to incorporate elements of popular song and  Read more...

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"Pollack's book offers abundant detail, soaring most in the contextual richness it provides about the avant-garde community in Chicago early in the century. Pollack also gives lucid expositions of Read more...

 
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