Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history].

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Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history].

Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history].

Major Figures in American Music is the core unit of Oral History, American Music. The unit consists of interviews with approximately 320 composers, performers, and other significant musicians. Each interview covers a wide range of the subject's work and life experiences, and many subjects have been interviewed on more than one occasion, often over a number of years. In addition to interviews with the primary subjects, Major Figures in American Music also includes testimonies from secondary sources about Harry Lawrence Freeman, George Gershwin, Percy Grainger, Quincy Porter, and Arnold Schoenberg.

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Braxton, Anthony

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Anthony Braxton was born in 1945 and grew up on Chicago's South Side. In 1966, he joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). In 1994, Braxton was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship for his outstanding and original contributions to jazz. Braxton founded the Tri-Centric Foundation, a New York based not-for-profit Corporation that includes an ensemble of musicians, vocalists, and computer-graphic video artists all of whom aid in the performances of Braxton's compositions...

Dempster, Stuart

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Plush, Vincent, 1950-

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First performance January 18, 1983, Flederman Ensemble, Las Vegas Festival of Contemporary Music, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Facing the danger / Vincent Plush. c1982. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 190553971 ...

Thomson, Joan, 1927-1996

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Abravanel, Maurice, 1903-1993.

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Conductor of the Utah Symphony. From the description of Interviews, 1981. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122415000 Conductor. Abravanel (1903-1993) was born in Greece and grew up in Switzerland. He became a music theory student of Kurt Weill in 1922 in Berlin, and studied with him for a year. He and Weill remained good friends. When Abravanel became a conductor, Weill preferred him as a conductor of his own works; Abravanel conducted the premiere of Die siebe...

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Bolster, Caitriona.

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Buchla, Donald

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Cacioppo, George

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Composer, born in Monroe, Michigan. Educated at the University of Michigan where he studied with Ross Lee Finney. Co-founder of the ONCE group and organized the ONCE Festival from 1961 to 1968. Cacioppo was one of the first composers to explore the aesthetic known as "piece as process" with indeterminate notation, also known as chance music. From the description of George Cacioppo papers, 1939-1985. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 316798906 From the description...

Brubeck, Dave

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American pianist, composer, and bandleader. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated Wilton, Conn., 1 August 1999, to Joan Peyser, 1999 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992201 David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (b. 1920), jazz pianist and composer, has enjoyed wide public acclaim in a career that spans the entire second half of the 20th century. A California native, he was early identified as an important proponent of the so-called "West Coast sound," a jaz...

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French composer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Paris, 23 June 1925, and [London], 23 June 1926, to Mme [Louise] Alvar, 1925, 23 June and 1926, 23 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680749 From the description of [Les fâcheux. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1925 June 05. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561533 From the description of [La concurrence] : autograph manuscript, 1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561528 ...

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American composer, conductor, and teacher. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Rochester, N.Y., 11 December 1969, to Joseph Chouinard, 1969 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270905934 ...

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Composer and writer on music. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Dec. 8, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861514 Commissioned by the Ballet Caravan, 1939. Composed 1939. A suite called "Suite from Pocahontas, ' consisting of 4 excerpts drawn from this ballet and provided with new endings and introductions, received the Juilliard Publication Award, 1940. First performance by the Ballet Caravan, in ...

Creston, Paul, 1906-1985

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Composed 1937. First performance at the Fourth Yaddo Music Period, by the Yaddo Orchestra, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Sept. 18, 1937, the composer conducting, Louis Porter (violin), Robert Silberberg (flute), soloists.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Partita / Paul Creston. 1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207062 Composed 1938 in memory of the composer's first child, Paul Julian Creston. First performance by the Pittsburgh Symphon...

Blackwood, Easley 1933-

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Composed 1955.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 1, op. 3 / by Easley Blackwood. 1955. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50988748 Composed 1954.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Chamber symphony, op. 2 / Easley Blackwood. [1954] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50988740 ...

Avakian, George 1919-

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Duke, John, 1899-1984

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Composed 1928. First performance Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Symphony Orchestra, 9 December 1928, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Overture in D minor : for string orchestra / John Duke. 1928. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45204597 John Duke was a Professor of Music at Smith College, distinguished composer, pianist, and best known for his art-songs in English. From the description of...

Perlis, Vivian.

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) ranks among the most widely respected of all American composers. Born in Brooklyn to a Russian Jewish family, Copland studied with Rubin Goldmark in New York and Nadia Boulanger in France. His music, which drew upon sources as disparate as jazz, neoclassicism, folk music, and serialism, helped establish an American musical vocabulary, and his most popular works, such as Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, have reached audiences far beyond the...

Erickson, Robert, 1917-1997

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Anderson, Beth, 1950-

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Boulanger, Nadia, 1887-1979

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French composer and music teacher. From the description of [Letter] 1977 October 27 [to] Dear Mr. Wilson 1977. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 755584222 Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was a Parisian composer, music teacher and conductor. From the description of Nadia Boulanger American music scores, 1925-1937 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612769739 French composer and composition teacher. From the d...

Cory, Eleanor, 1943-

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Corigliano, John, 1938-....

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The work was first performed on May 11, 2007 under the title Jamestown hymn. From the description of Jamestown fanfare, [ca. 2006]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 266075500 American composer. From the description of "For Zoltan / Birthday / Greeting / John Corigliano." : autograph manuscript, 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562367 ...

Beaser, Robert

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American Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x0000da ...

Argento, Dominick

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Composed 1954-55. First performance Rochester, New York, 2 July 1958, Kilbourn Hall Chamber Orchestra, Eastman School of Music, Frederick Fennell conductor, Richard Woitach soloist. Dedication: "and again, for C."--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Divertimento for piano and string orchestra / Dominick Argento. 1955. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696224 American composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, d...

Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965

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Composed 1916-18. The original ms. had a pencilled-in note saying: "This is the only copy anywhere." See note from Mrs. Cowell 19 Nov. 1959: "The first symphony is a student work, and I hope earnestly for it not to be performed." This is a facsimile of the composer's holograph score, according to Bill Lichtenwanger.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony in B minor / Henry Cowell. 1918. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207014 Compo...

Escot, Pozzi.

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Boulez, Pierre

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French composer and conductor. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (5), Typewritten letter, and Autograph envelope, dated London and Baden-Baden, 1971-1975, to Joan Peyser, 1971-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992184 French Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000350.0x00027d ...

Dello Joio, Norman

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Composed 1949. First performance La Jolla, California, 21 August 1949, Musical Arts Society, Nicolai Sokoloff conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of New York profiles : a suite for orchestra / Norman Dello Joio. 1949. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207262 Composed 1945. First performance Pittsburgh, 4 January 1946, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description ...

Barlow, Howard, 1892-1972

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Jeanette Thomas Barlow (1891-1977) was a Portland, Or. native and an actress (stage name Ann Winston). From the guide to the Jeanette and Howard Barlow papers, 1850-1972, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library) Orchestra conductor. From the description of Reminiscences of Howard Barlow : oral history, 1951. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608228 Conductor. From the description of Reminiscences, Novem...