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Marc Blitzstein : his life, his work, his world

Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Award-winning music historian Howard Pollack's biography of Marc Blitzstein deftly captures the fascinating life and career of an American composer who was openly gay and Marxist at a time when neither was acceptable to the American public.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Pollack, Howard.
Marc Blitzstein.
2013
Named Person: Marc Blitzstein; Marc Blitzstein; Marc Blitzstein
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Pollack
ISBN: 9780199949625 019994962X
OCLC Number: 939999982
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1: The Boy from Philadelphia ; Chapter 2: Journeyman Years ; Chapter 3: Early Works (1924-1929) ; Chapter 4: Life with Eva, I (1929-1931) ; Chapter 5: From is 5 (1929) to the Piano Concerto (1931) ; Chapter 6: Life with Eva, II (1932-1936) ; Chapter 7: Critical Writings (1931-1940) ; Chapter 8: From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936) ; Chapter 9: The Cradle Will Rock, I (1936-7) ; Chapter 10: The Cradle Will Rock, II ; Chapter 11: From The Spanish Earth (1937) to Danton's Death (1939) ; Chapter 12: No for an Answer (1937-1940) ; Chapter 13: From Valley Town (1940) to Labor for Victory (1942) ; Chapter 14: To London and Back (1942-1945) ; Chapter 15: From Freedom Morning (1943) to the Airborne Symphony (1946) ; Chapter 16: From Goloopchik (1945) to The Guests (1949) ; Chapter 17: Regina, I (1946-49) ; Chapter 18: Regina, II ; Chapter 19: The Threepenny Opera (1950-54) and Other Adaptations ; Chapter 20: Reuben Reuben (1949-1955) and This is the Garden (1956-1957) ; Chapter 21: More Music for Shakespeare (1950-58) ; Chapter 22: Juno (1957-59) ; Chapter 23: Final Years, I (1959-1961) ; Chapter 24: Final Years, II (1961-64) ; Chapter 25: The Unfinished Operas ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Howard Pollack.
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Award-winning music historian Howard Pollack's biography of Marc Blitzstein deftly captures the fascinating life and career of an American composer who was openly gay and Marxist at a time when neither was acceptable to the American public.

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A brilliantly researched new biography * Benjamin Ivry, Forward Newspaper * Howard Pollack's massive new study reminds us that Blitzstein composed a huge amount of music, much of it virtually Read more...

 
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