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

Author: Judith Tick
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000, ©1997.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ruthe Seeger was a prominent American avant-garde composer of the 1920s. After her marriage, she became involved in the American folk song movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Caught in domestic life,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tick, Judith.
Ruth Crawford Seeger.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000, ©1997
(DLC) 95030085
(OCoLC)47926598
Named Person: Ruth Crawford Seeger; Ruth Crawford Seeger
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Tick
ISBN: 1423760662 9781423760665
OCLC Number: 65184907
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 457 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I-Early Years: 1901-1920 --
A Minister's Daughter --
An "American Woman Pianist" --
Part II-Chicago: 1921-1929 --
The "Wonder City" --
New Ways of Knowing --
"Trees of Sound and Color": Music, 1924-1929 --
Part III-New York: 1929-1930 --
One West 68th Street --
"The Curves in our friendship" --
Part IV-Europe: 1930-1931 --
"In Europe one can work!" --
"Dear Superwoman" --
Part V-New York: 1932-1936 --
Homecoming --
"Music as a weapon in the class struggle" --
"A thread unwinding": Music, 1930-1932 --
"Composing babies" --
Part VI-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" --
Appendix A. --
Analysis by Ruth Crawford Seeger of the Third and Fourth Movements of the String Quartet.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Judith Tick.

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Judith Tick's sympathetic and vastly detailed study of her protagonist's works, life and times already reads like a classic. * BBC Music Magazine *

 
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