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From Dvořák to Duke Ellington : a conductor rediscovers America's music and its African-American roots

Author: Maurice Peress
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Symphony conductor Maurice Peress describes his career, conducting the premier of such works as Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass' and Duke Ellington's 'Queenie Pie' and recreating the premier of the concert  Read more...

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Named Person: Maurice Peress; Maurice Peress
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Peress
ISBN: 0195098226 9780195098228
OCLC Number: 74395486
Description: pages cm
Contents: Dvořák comes to America --
America and Negro music --
Dvořák's "Symphony from the New World" --
Chicago World Columbian Exposition of 1893 --
The National Conservatory of Music of America --
George Gershwin and African American music --
Leonard Bernstein --
Gershwin's "Rhapsody in blue" --
Clef Club concert --
Will Marion Cook --
Ballet mécanique --
Bernstein's Mass --
Duke Ellington --
Ellington's Queenie Pie --
Black, brown and beige.
Responsibility: by Maurice Peress.

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