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Music for the common man : Aaron Copland during the Depression and war

Author: Elizabeth Bergman Crist
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Music for the Common Man: Aaron Copland during the Depression and War is the first sustained attempt to understand some of Copland's best known music in the context of leftwing social, political, and cultural currents of the Great Depression and Second World War. In the 1930s Aaron Copland began to write in an accessible style he called "imposed simplicity." Works like El Salon Mexico, Billy the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Bergman Crist
ISBN: 9780195151572 0195151577 9780195383591 0195383591
OCLC Number: 57208840
Description: x, 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1: Communism and the cultural front --
2: Expanding America --
3: Creating community --
4: Dancing of an attitude --
5: In wartime --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Elizabeth B. Crist.
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Music for the Common Man examines Copland's most celebrated music in the context of progressive politics during the 1930s and 1940s, arguing that such works as El Salon Mexico, Billy the Kid, and  Read more...

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"By neither taking Copland at his word nor accepting the traditional interpretations that discount or dismiss his political allegiances, Crist nuances what progressivism, the Popular Front, and Read more...

 
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