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American Pioneers: Ives to Cage and Beyond
     

American Pioneers: Ives to Cage and Beyond

by Alan Rich
 

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At the turn of the twentieth century, certain American music composers began throwing off the shackles of European tradition and inventing a new language, seeking to redefine what could or could not be embraced by the term 'music.' The pioneering flair of these composers was not only unprecedented, but an act of defiance. American Pioneers examines Charles Ives,

Overview

At the turn of the twentieth century, certain American music composers began throwing off the shackles of European tradition and inventing a new language, seeking to redefine what could or could not be embraced by the term 'music.' The pioneering flair of these composers was not only unprecedented, but an act of defiance. American Pioneers examines Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, John Cage, Carl Ruggles, Edgard Varese, Harry Patch, Colin McPhee, and Lou Harrison, focusing on the peculiarly American quality of their artistic motivation. This is the first book to concentrate on the rebellious trend within American music at the turn of the twentieth century.

American Pioneers is part of Phaidon's successful 20th Century Composers series, which presents authoritative and engaging biographies of the great creative musicians of our time, augmented by striking visual material and essential reference information. This edition of the book features a whimsical new cover by Jean-Jacques Sempe, the world-renowned illustrator and cartoonist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714847696
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
04/21/2007
Series:
20th Century Composers Ser.
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Alan Rich has been a professional music critic since 1953, with a particular passion for contemporary music. He is currently the music critic for LA Weekly, the author of several books and series of interactive music programs for computers. His most recent book, So I've Heard: Notes of a Migratory Music Critic, was published in 2006 and comprised a collection of reviews, essays, and other work ranging from 1964 to the present day.

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