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Ruth Crawford Seeger : a composer's search for American music

Author: Judith Tick
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953) is frequently considered the most significant American female composer in this century. Joining Aaron Copland and Henry Cowell as a key member of the 1920s musical avant-garde, she went on to study with modernist theorist and future husband Charles Seeger, writing her masterpiece, String Quartet 1931, not long after. But her legacy extends far beyond the cutting edge of modern music.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Ruth Crawford Seeger; Ruth Crawford Seeger; Ruth Crawford Seeger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Tick
ISBN: 0195065093 9780195065091
OCLC Number: 33246150
Description: xiv, 457 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early Years: 1901-1920 --
A Minister's Daughter --
An "American Woman Pianist" --
Chicago: 1921-1929 --
The "Wonder City" --
New Ways of Knowing --
"Trees of Sound and Color": Music, 1924-1929 --
"A Career or Life?" --
New York: 1929-1930 --
One West 68th Street --
"The Curves in Our Friendship" --
"In Europe One Can Work!" --
"Dear Superwoman" --
New York: 1932-1936 --
Homecoming --
"Music as a Weapon in the Class Struggle" --
"A Thread Unwinding": Music, 1930-1932 --
"Composing Babies" --
Washington: 1936-1953 --
Discovering "Unmusical" America --
Lomax Country --
"The Breath of the Singer": Transcriptions --
American Folk Songs Go to School --
Dio's Circus --
A Fork in the Road --
"Keep the Song Going": Folk-Song Arrangements --
"Wading in Grace" --
Analysis by Ruth Crawford Seeger of the Third and Fourth Movements of the String Quartet 1931.
Responsibility: Judith Tick.
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This study of Ruth Crawford Seeger and her music is aimed at scholars and students of 20th-century American music and women's studies.  Read more...

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