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

Author: Elizabeth Bergman Crist
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1930s, Aaron Copland began to write in an accessible style he described as "imposed simplicity." Works like El Salon Mexico, Billy the Kid, Lincoln Portrait, and Appalachian Spring feature a tuneful idiom that brought the composer unprecedented popular success and came to define an American sound. Yet the cultural substance of that sound--the social and political perspective that might be heard within these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crist, Elizabeth Bergman.
Music for the common man.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004029062
(OCoLC)57208840
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Bergman Crist
ISBN: 9780195348576 0195348575 1423733800 9781423733805 0195383591 9780195383591 9780195151572 0195151577
OCLC Number: 62276731
Description: 1 online resource (x, 253 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: Communism and the cultural front --
Expanding America --
Creating community --
The dancing of an attitude --
In wartime.
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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