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Author Murchison, Gayle Minetta,
Title The American Stravinsky : the style and aesthetics of Copland's new American music, the early works, 1921-1938 / Gayle Murchison.
Imprint Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2012]

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Author Murchison, Gayle Minetta,
Series Knowledge Unlatched Select 2017 (on order)
Subject Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Influence.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 285 pages) : illustrations, music
Note Knowledge Unlatched KU Select 2017: Backlist Collection 100864
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index.
Contents Scherzo humoristique (Cat and mouse) : Copland's American Petrushka and his debt to Stravinsky -- Boulanger and compositional maturity -- Popular music and jazz : authentic or Ersatz? -- Paris and jazz : French neoclassicism and the new modern American music -- Back in the United States : popular music, jazz, and the new American music -- European influence beyond Stravinsky and les Six : Haba and Schoenberg -- Toward a new national music during the 1930s : Copland's populism, accessible style, and folk and popular music -- Copland's journey left -- "Folk" music and the popular front : El salon Mexico -- Billy the Kid -- A vision for American music ...
Summary One of the country's most enduringly successful composers, Aaron Copland created a distinctively American style and aesthetic in works for a diversity of genres and mediums, including ballet, opera, and film. Also active as a critic, mentor, advocate, and concert organizer, he played a decisive role in the growth of serious music in the Americas in the twentieth century. In The American Stravinsky, Gayle Murchison closely analyzes selected works to discern the specific compositional techniques Copland used, and to understand the degree to which they derived from European models, particularly the influence of Igor Stravinsky. Murchison examines how Copland both Americanized these models and made them his own, thereby finding his own compositional voice. Murchison also discusses Copland's aesthetics of music and his ideas about its purpose and social function. -- book cover.
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ISBN 9780472901005 (electronic bk.)
0472901001 (electronic bk.)
9780472099849 (electronic bk.)
0472099841 (electronic bk.)
9780472069842 (pbk.)
0472069845 (pbk.)
9780472125043 (electronic bk.)
0472125044 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1038443010
Additional Format Print version: Murchison, Gayle Minetta. American Stravinsky 9780472099849 (DLC) 2011278427 (OCoLC)779272883

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