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ISBN-10: 0691124698

ISBN-13: 9780691124698

ISBN-10: 0691124701

ISBN-13: 9780691124704

Aaron Copland and His World reassesses the legacy of 1 of America's best-loved composers at a pivotal moment--as his existence and paintings shift from the world of private reminiscence to that of historical past. This number of seventeen essays through exceptional students of yankee song explores the phases of cultural swap on which Copland's lengthy lifestyles (1900 to 1990) spread out: from the modernist experiments of the Nineteen Twenties, in the course of the revolutionary populism of the nice melancholy and the urgencies of global conflict II, to postwar political backlash and the increase of serialism within the Nineteen Fifties and the cultural turbulence of the 1960s.

regularly responding to an ever-changing political and cultural landscape, Copland saved an organization concentrate on either his deepest muse and the general public he served. No self-absorbed recluse, he was once a great deal a public determine who committed his occupation to development aid platforms to aid composers functionality productively in the USA. This ebook evaluations Copland's paintings in those transferring contexts.

the subjects contain Copland's function in shaping an American college of contemporary dance; his courting with Leonard Bernstein; his homosexuality, specially as motivated through the writings of André Gide; and explorations of cultural nationalism. Copland's wealthy correspondence with the composer and critic Arthur Berger, who helped set the parameters of Copland's reception, is released the following in its entirety, edited by way of Wayne Shirley. The individuals contain Emily Abrams, Paul Anderson, Elliott Antokoletz, Leon Botstein, Martin Brody, Elizabeth Crist, Morris Dickstein, Lynn Garafola, Melissa de Graaf, Neil Lerner, Gail Levin, Beth Levy, Vivian Perlis, Howard Pollack, and Larry Starr.

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