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Musical landscapes in color : conversations with Black American composers

Author: William C Banfield
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and, in their own words, provides perspectives on a world that has been slow to recognize their remarkable contributions to classical music. Each chapter is devoted to an individual composer, who discusses his or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Entretiens
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Banfield, William C., 1961-
Musical landscapes in color.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002005761
(OCoLC)48784495
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William C Banfield
ISBN: 0585464162 9780585464169 1306151821 9781306151825
OCLC Number: 53292579
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 380 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Laying the foundations --
The arrived and the acknowledged, pt. 1 (1922-1936) --
The arrived and the acknowledged, pt. 2 (1937-1945) --
Perspectives on spirituality, jazz, and contemporary popular languages --
The composer as conductor and composer --
Generation X and beyond (1950-1965).
Responsibility: William C. Banfield.

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