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Something to live for : the music of Billy Strayhorn

Author: Walter van de Leur; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Scholarship Online, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Something to Live For' investigates and analyses the entire oeuvre of Billy Strayhorn, who, for over 30 years, was the musical collaborator of Duke Ellington. Nearly 70 music examples, drawn  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Billy Strayhorn; Billy Strayhorn
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter van de Leur; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780195124484 0195124480
OCLC Number: 317918826
Notes: Title from e-book home page (viewed Apr. 1, 2009).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Fantastic Rhythm: The Pittsburgh Years ; 2. The Renaissance of Arranging: First Works for and with Duke Ellington ; 3. The Strayhorn Effect: A New Way of Writing for Jazz Orchestra ; 4. Thinking with the Ear: Strayhorn's Musical Fingerprints ; 5. Writing and Arranging Companions: Credited and Uncredited Collaborations ; 6. "He is He and I am Me": The Ellington-Strayhorn Collaboration ; 7. Wounded Love: Away from the Ellington Organization ; 8. Masterpieces by STrayhorn: Writing for Albums ; 9. The Whodunnit Game: The Mature Style of Billy Strayhorn ; 10. North by Southwest: The Final Years ; 11. Conclusion ; Appendix A: Score of Scores: Manuscripts at the Duke Ellinton and Billy Strayhorn Collections ; Appendix B: Billy Strayhorn's Works on Record ; Appendix C: Billy Strayhorn's Works on Record (posthumously premiered) ; Appendix D: The Compositions of Billy Strayhorn
Responsibility: van de Leur, Water.

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"An epochal work--groundbreaking, fearless, sensitive, and exquisitely modulated, much like the music it illuminates. Something to Live For is the best possible book about Billy Strayhorn's art and a Read more...

 
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