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Voices in the wilderness : six American neo-romantic composers

Author: Walter Simmons
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite the Modernist search for new and innovative aesthetics and rejection of traditional tonality, several twentieth century composers have found their own voice while steadfastly relying on the aesthetics and techniques of Romanticism and 19th century composition principles. Musicological and reference texts have regarded these composers as isolated exceptions to modern thoughts of composition--exceptions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Simmons
ISBN: 0810848848 9780810848849
OCLC Number: 52514328
Description: ix, 419 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ernest Bloch --
Howard Hanson --
Vittorio Giannini --
Paul Creston --
Samuel Barber --
Nicolas Flagello.
Responsibility: Walter Simmons.
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In this text, Walter Simmons examines those composers whose styles maintain continuity with the values and principles developed during the 19th century.  Read more...

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