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Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington : An Oral History of American Music

Author: Vivian Perlis; Libby Van Cleve
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: An Oral History of American Music
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first decades of the twentieth century were a fertile and fascinating period in American musical history. This book and the two CDs that accompany it present an exceptional collection of interviews with and about the most significant musical figures of the era. Tapping the unparalleled materials contained in the Oral History American Music archive at Yale University, Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Perlis; Libby Van Cleve
ISBN: 9780300138375 0300138377
OCLC Number: 1059270336
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Comments on Oral History --
Charles Ives --
Leo Ornstein --
Edgard Varèse --
Carl Ruggles --
Dane Rudhyar --
Charles Seeger --
Henry Cowell --
Virgil Thomson --
Aaron Copland --
Roy Harris (1898-1979) --
Notes --
Resources --
Supplemental Interviews --
Illustration Credits --
CD Track Listing --
CD Music Credits --
Index
Series Title: An Oral History of American Music
Responsibility: Libby Van Cleve, Vivian Perlis.
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The first decades of the twentieth century were a fertile and fascinating period in American musical history. This book and the two CDs that accompany it present an exceptional collection of interviews with and about the most significant musical figures of the era. Tapping the unparalleled materials contained in the Oral History American Music archive at Yale University, Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington is a unique account of what it was like for musicians and composers to live and work in those years. It is also the story of the making of the archive, as told by Vivian Perlis, who personally conducted many of the interviews.Music aficionados can now hear Eubie Blake describe the birth of ragtime or listen to a firsthand account of how Ira Gershwin came to write those famous lines in "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." In-depth interviews with such figures as Henry Cowell, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, and Duke Ellington are included in the book, which also features chapter introductions and fascinating sidebars, illustrations, and anecdotes throughout. Two CDs complete the set, enabling today's listener to enjoy the remarkablen experience of hearing the actual voices and the music of American composers of the early twentieth century.

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